Families can enjoy walks aplenty

Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, which will host a Walk in the Park event. Picture: James Bass

Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, which will host a Walk in the Park event. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2013

Families with children in Lowestoft are being urged to join an annual walking festival to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

As part of this year's Suffolk Walking Festival, Lowestoft Rising is hosting a series of family-friendly walks around the Lowestoft area.

Three one-mile 'Walk in the Park' events will take place during half-term – two of which are aimed exclusively at primary school children and their families.

These are on Tuesday, May 30, at 10am at Nicholas Everitt Park and on June 1 at 10am at Sparrows Nest Park. The first one mile 'Golden Mile' walk ends at the Lowestoft Museum, with the one-mile walk through Sparrows Nest Park on June 1 ending at the Maritime Museum.

On Wednesday, May 31 another Walk in the Park event will be held at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve and will be open to children of all ages. In partnership with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, families can explore the reserve on many self-led trails.


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Phil Aves, change manager for Lowestoft Rising, said: 'We are delighted to join forces with the Suffolk Walking Festival this year and offer our free Walk in the Park events.'

To book your place for any of the Walk in the Park events, and for more details of other walks in the Walking Festival, visit www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk

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