Greenwich Get Walking is part of Walking for Health, England’s largest network of healthy walk schemes, which helps thousands of people all over the country to get walking.
In total, there are 20 healthy walks across Royal Greenwich, attracting an average of 700 walkers a month.
On Wednesday 26 June, Volunteer Walk Leader Norman Leech led a group of walkers from the weekly Mottingham Health Walk to the Brick Lane Music Hall in Silvertown. CACT Health Improvement Advisor Laura Page, who supports the walk weekly, went along to support.
20 Greenwich Get Walking walkers met at General Gordon Square in Woolwich at 10am to undertake the two and a half mile trek to the Brick Lane Music Hall. The walkers took in sights along the Thames Path, ventured across the river on the Woolwich Ferry and then explored Silvertown prior to the show. The walkers walked all the way to the DLR at Cyprus Station, where they caught a train two stops to the venue.
The Brick Lane Music Hall is a church converted into a theatre, which had been renovated for the show.
Laura Page said:
“Norman’s group has been running some time, there are some long-standing members and some newer people. Norman, being the adventurous type, arranges walks outside of the Borough, often taking the group to far flung places of interest such as Canterbury.
“This time, he decided to stay a little more local, and take this group to this little-known venue. I’ve been with CACT for about a year and thoroughly enjoy supporting Norman on the Wednesday walk, I was so interested I’m actually a walk leader myself [now]!
“Norman invited myself and my colleague to come along to this special walk, and it was great to be included as the group have self-named themselves as ‘Norman’s Nomads’.
CACT would like to thank Norman for organising the whole event.
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