New Walk It Walk now available in Selkirk

Woman in a pink teeshirt stands beside a mosaic

Published: Monday, 27th August 2018

The Scottish Borders Walking for Health project has added a new Selkirk Walk It Health Walk to the 28 others already available across the Borders.

The project, jointly delivered by Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders, has grown gradually over the years and is now providing over walks across the region:

  • Ayton
  • Burnmouth
  • Chirnside
  • Duns
  • Eyemouth
  • Galashiels
  • Innerleithen
  • Jedburgh
  • Kelso
  • Peebles
  • Selkirk.

Every Wednesday at 10am

The new walk takes place every Wednesday from 10am, starting from Selkirk Parish Church.

Like all other walks, it is free, led by a qualified walk leader and designed to be accessible to all, social and safe.

Councillor Tom Weatherston, Executive Member for Adult Social Care

“I hope that Selkirk residents will take up the opportunity to enjoy this new walk with all the health benefits that getting out into the fresh air can bring. The walks are also an ideal way for people from other communities to explore some new and different scenery and with walks available right across the region, there are plenty to choose from.”

Peter Lerpiniere, Associate Director of Nursing for Mental Health, Learning Disability & Older People

“We are lucky in the Borders to have such beautiful countryside right on our doorstep. These walks are a great resource for encouraging people to play their part by looking after their own health and wellbeing through physical activity.”

More information

Information is available from:

  • Walk leader Sheena Wilson on 07496 073771
  • the Walk It Co-ordinator on 01835 826702
  • online 

Images are available on Flickr page.