Almost 100 Whaddon Walkers enjoyed a festive Christmas lunch at the newly opened Hungry Horse at Furzton Lake.
A total of 97 attended the festive gathering after one of their local Wednesday walks.
Walking for Health groups are well represented in Milton Keynes and walks are held on most days.
Whaddon Walkers are based in the Bletchley area and administered by Milton Keynes Council under the Walking for Health programme.
They walk every Wednesday morning from varying locations throughout Milton Keynes and have been in existence for nearly five years.
Their walkers are mostly of retirement age and have mixed abilities, so the appointed walk leaders generally organise and oversee three different distances of walks to cater for everyone’s needs with a coffee/tea stop at the end of the outing.
The Whaddon group consider themselves to be a very social group and believe this is borne out by their growth from just six people at the beginning nearly five years ago to a regular weekly number of 80 walkers today.
The walking group operates on a voluntary basis and they feel it provides the opportunity for people who may be on their own to get out and make friends with fellow walkers.
Walking also gives the opportunity to see Milton Keynes from another prospective. Some walkers may have a medical issue where walking may be of benefit to them, and they may be referrals from the doctors surgery, or simply word of mouth.
For more details please contact Lisa Carvell, senior sports development co-ordinator at Carvell@milton-keynes.gov.uk or call 01908 253619.