Get walking with Greener Kirkcaldy
I have always enjoyed walking. I regularly walked the Fife Coastal Path with my husband before he died some time ago. While I would occasionally go out walking with friends, I wouldn’t describe myself as a regular and I wasn’t keen to walk alone, from a safety point of view.
So, a few years ago, I started to look around for a local walking group. I walk with the Kirkcaldy Ramblers Group and the Cardenden Walking Group, so go out walking most weeks at least once. I completed walk leader training with Ramblers Scotland. This gave me confidence to lead a walk knowing what to do to prepare and check out walks in advance.
I also learned how to look after people who join the walks and make sure everyone is comfortable with the route and the pace. I used to only walk about a couple of miles at a time but I now enjoy walking up to seven or eight miles. That shows how walking builds up your stamina.
Volunteering with Greener Kirkcaldy
I recently started volunteering as a Walking Volunteer with Greener Kirkcaldy. I’ve only led one walk so far but I think it was a great success! We had 20 people on the walk and they all seemed to enjoy it.
For some, it was the first time they had explored some parts of the local area, and some have joined us on more walks. There are more walks to come so keep an eye on our events page to see what’s coming up.
Walking with Greener Kirkcaldy is a great and safe way to exercise, explore the local area and beyond. There are lots of great walks in the Kirkcaldy area – around the various local estates and woodlands and of course on the wonderful Fife Coastal Path. And a walk around the town is a great way to learn more about its history. You can find out lots about the many famous people from bygone years and their contribution to society.
I have to confess the main thing I enjoy on a walk is the chat and the fun, as well as the exercise. There’s always something amusing that folks have to share. A holiday experience or disaster, views on the current TV dramas and films or just a joke that they’ve heard. Walks are never quiet in my experience!
It’s so great when you hear the chatter of walkers making new friends while enjoying some exercise in the fresh air. Ye cannae beat it!
We’re looking for more Walking Volunteers like Beth to lead and support short walks in Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area. Visit our Walking Volunteer webpage to find out more.|