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Walk and Talk Goes Green 21 June 2007

The Island is getting ready to kick start a series of walk and talk sessions in two of it’s most scenic spots.

The eight weekly sessions, run by Manx Sport and Recreation’s Sports Development Unit and the Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry, will alternate between Curraghs Wildlife Park and Silverdale Glen. The first of the sessions takes place on Friday 29 June, starting in the car park of the Wildlife Park at 2.00pm.

All routes will take approximately one hour and are relatively flat. Each session will conclude with refreshments in the Wildlife Park and Silverdale cafes.

Sport Development Officer Gianni Epifani explained:

‘If you attend walk and talk sessions already this is an opportunity to try something a little different and if you haven’t taken part previously they offer a fantastic opportunity to embark on a sociable and fun exercise programme.’

Gianni also added:

‘The Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry, Access and Recreation Officer Graeme Watson has been particularly helpful in devising accessible routes both in Silverdale and the Wildlife Park, all walkers will really appreciate the local scenery of the two routes.’

Each session will cost £1.50, and all walks will be supervised. Walkers can attend as many or as little sessions as they like, however, there are incentives to keep them coming back for more. If you attend one session you will receive a walk and talk water bottle. Walkers who attend four sessions will receive a special edition walk and talk t shirt and those that attend all eight sessions will receive a special edition sweat shirt.

For further information please contact the Sport Development Office on 688592 or email enquiries@msr.dtl.gov.im

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