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Medway Health Walk – Chatham Historic Dockyard
January 9, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Medway Health Walks suit all abilities and levels of fitness.
These social walks are led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders. The walks are organized to support people to get the most enjoyment out of walking. Walking is a low impact form of exercise and suitable for all ages and abilities and dogs on leads are welcomed. It is also a cheap way to exercise. All that you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and suitable clothing.
Walk and collect goodies. Bags, water bottles, T-shirts and pedometers are given away once you achieve a certain amount of walks.
The walk around Chatham Historic Dockyard takes place on Thursdays at 9.45 am; participants should meet at the Historic Dockyard Visitor entrance. There are two trails, walked alternatively, which take in three miles of historical landscape. The walk passes HMS Pembroke, Lower Lines Park to The Royal Engineers Museum. The walk is intended to combine heritage and exercise to encourage local people to become more physically and socially active.
With the help of research conducted by students, each walk can look at what happened in the Dockyard “on this day in history” during previous years and centuries past. Examples of snaps of history include details of ships launched, refitted and scrapped, and other notable developments in the Dockyard. During the walk the aim is to introduce walkers to the history of the buildings, ditches, gun emplacements and the defensive structure of the surrounding area, together with how this impacted on the lives of residents.
On average the walk takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. This walk also takes place on the 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2020.
Walks may be cancelled on the day by the Walk Leaders if they think it is too dangerous due to weather conditions. If you are interested in becoming a Medway Health Walk Volunteer call 01634 333727 or email ">.
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