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Waterford Sports Partnership, Ireland.
Waterford Sports Partnership - 'Everyone Active'

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Walking For All

WSP ran an exciting new walking programme during July and August. Organisations were given the opportunity to take part in three fortnightly fully accessible led walks. The aim of the walks was to showcase some of Waterford most beautiful walking trails that the groups can visit in their own time.

Our first walk was along the beautiful Dungarvan Railway track on Wednesday 20th July with over thirty three service users and staff. The walk was led by WSP staff and participants had the option of completing a 2km or 3.5km route. After the walk participants enjoyed a well deserved tea and a scone in the Waterford County Council Canteen, where they had the opportunity to chat to several council workers. Participants were delighted to get such a friendly welcome into the council and could not commend the Marion and the two Helen’s for all their hard work.

Our second walk took place on Wednesday 3rd August on the popular fully accessible Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill. Thirty six eager and enthusiastic participants attended this 4.4km walk, as they explored all the Valley had to offer. As the sun beamed down, participants were particularly lucky on this day as they had the opportunity to see beautiful swans, a heron and most importantly all the hidden fairy doors. After the walk, participants ventured up to Dunhill Eco Centre where they had a beautiful lunch, followed by a tour of the garden tunnels. A huge thank you to Sharon, Martina and all the staff in Dunhill Eco Centre who organised lunch and the tour, everyone had a very enjoyable day.

The last walk of the programme took place in Kilbarry Nature Park on Wednesday 17th August, with over forty five participants. Participants were spoilted for choice as they had a variety of different paths to choose from as they explored all the park had to offer. Participants could not believe that this little gem was hidden in the heart of Waterford City, as they explored the 2km route.
A big thank you to all the groups who took part in our walking programme and a special mention to all those that catered for our groups post walk for the much earned tea and coffee.

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