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Warning to dog owners as Storm Dennis hits Britain

Authored by Mary

With up to four inches of snowfall due to hit Britain this weekend as a result of impending Storm Dennis, gritters are out in full force to make footpaths and roads safer.

Though rock salt may help keep pedestrians and motorists safe on slippery roads and pavements, 48 per cent of dog owners are unaware of the hidden dangers that grit poses to their beloved pet.

Dr. Karlien...

Walking and cycling programme in Devon awarded Government grant

Authored by News Desk

Walking and cycling schemes in Devon have received a half-million pound boost, thanks to a funding announcement today (Friday 7 February).

The £500,000 grant from the Department for Transport will extend Devon County Council’s Access Fund Programme for a fourth year.

The programme aims to increase the proportion of walking and cycling trips to workplaces, schools or colleges...

Let's Walk - Devon's biggest workplace walking challenge

Authored by Mary

If you are hoping to become more active in 2020, while enjoying some friendly competition at the same time, you can team up with work colleagues and enter a Devon wide walking challenge.

This February’s ‘Let’s Walk’ challenge will encourage employees to get out of the office and raise heart rates a little. If becoming healthier isn’t incentive enough, there are also prizes on offer...

Make 'Walk All Over Cancer' your New Year resolution

Authored by Mary

People in the South West are being challenged to kick start the New Year by taking steps to support Cancer Research UK.

The charity is encouraging everybody who feels they’ve had too many mince pies or helpings of Christmas pudding to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

In the South West, almost a quarter (22 per...

Drop in cars on the school run in Plymouth as pupils choose to walk, cycle or scoot to school

Authored by Emma Cooke

There has been a significant reduction in cars being used on the school run at schools in Plymouth, following work carried out by walking and cycling charity Sustrans, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, as part of the Plymotion: Bike It Plus programme.

By the end of the last academic year, Plymotion school communities working with Sustrans saw a low of 36% of school journeys...

A guide to enjoying The Festival of Winter Walks with your pooch

Authored by Sarah Parker

While walking is a hugely popular pastime for many Brits, Christmas and the festivities surrounding it can sometimes leave us all feeling a little exhausted and stressed out. This can be the best reason to get outside on a walk and enjoy the fresh, winter air.

From the 20th December to 5th January, The Ramblers are bringing back The Festival of Winter Walks to encourage people to...

Join a walk for wellbeing during the Festival of Winter Walks

Authored by Mary

The cold crisp days of winter are a magical time to go walking, with transformed scenery and spectacular early sunsets – it’s a great way to escape the demands of the festive season for a few hours too.

Plymouth Walking for Health group, Active for All, is inviting people to join them for their Winter Walk for Wellbeing on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

The walk is part of the...

Sustrans welcomes new funding for cycling and walking in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

More people will be able to cycle and walk to work thanks to new funding awarded to Plymouth City Council, which was announced yesterday day.

The £1.5m funding for Plymouth is awarded as part of £64 million of Government investment shared across 28 projects in England over three years from 2017 to 2020.

James Cleeton, Director for Sustrans in the South of England, said: “This...

Walk in a Dartmoor haymeadow

Authored by News Desk

Enjoy a walk with a Dartmoor ecologist through some of the National Park's most spectacular haymeadows.

Saturday 2 July was National Haymeadows Day and to celebrate this wonderful habitat Dartmoor National Park is working with haymeadow owners to give people the chance to visit, enjoy and learn about the wildlife and heritage importance of our traditional flower-rich meadows and why...

Plans for Eastern Corridor walking and cycling link

Authored by Mary

Plans for a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate have been submitted by the Council.

The link will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and therefore help to reduce congestion along the A379.

Around 570 pedestrians and cyclists already...

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