I attended a ‘Walk Motivator’ training session recently and I recall some questions being asked about walking groups not so long ago. The training was interesting and gave some good insight about how to motivate and empower people to get together and get out walking.
As we are approaching Spring, I thought it would be a good idea to help motivate people to get out and about! A new Facebook group has been set up for anyone interested in walking and meeting with like minded people.
To make things easy, if you are already a member of the main Channels Community Chelmsford Facebook Group, you will be automatically ‘approved’ when you request to join.
The general advice was not to start off advertising organised walks as this can lead to expectations about responsibility, management and risk but to facilitate people getting together so they can arrange their own walks, share experiences and post up new or interesting routes etc.
In time, it may be that people want to become walk leaders and organise things more formally however for now why not join the group, get together and enjoy some walking with other members of the community.
Happy walking! 🙂
Channels Residents Community Group