New walking routes in health project

Melrose view.
Melrose view.

Three new walks in Ayton, Melrose and Hawick have been added to the Scottish Borders Walking for Health project, Walk It.

Since 2009, the number of walks as part of the scheme has gone from five to 25 and covers all the main Borders towns and many smaller settlements.

The Walk It project is free to take part in, accessible to all, social, safe and are led by a qualified walk leader.

The latest walks added to the programme are:

Ayton – every Tuesday at 10.30am. Meet outside Ayton Community Hall. Contact Denise on 07813 535394 for more information.

Melrose – every Wednesday at 10am. Meet in the Market Square, Melrose. Contact Martin on 07858 386485 for details.

Hawick (Burnfoot) – Fortnightly on Fridays at 10.30am. Meet at Burnfoot Community Hub. Contact Denise on 07813 535394 for more details.

A recent Social Return on Investment study found that for every £1 invested in the project there was a social return of £8.