Stretch your legs... and your mind!

Walk ON Leven group leader Heather Korabiowska with Vivienne McNiven from Active Fife and group member Marlynn Halley
Walk ON Leven group leader Heather Korabiowska with Vivienne McNiven from Active Fife and group member Marlynn Halley
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People in Leven are being encouraged to get out their walking shoes and put on their thinking caps for a new group which aims to improve both physical and mental health.

The new Walk ON group is being run by staff from Leven library and looks to combine both reading and walking - not usually two things that go together!

Meeting for the first time last month at the Durie Street library, the group enjoyed discovering some stunning Fife scenery only a stone’s throw away from the library before relaxing over a cuppa and some inspiring books.

Leven library is one of two Fife Cultural Trust facilities in the region to offer a Walk ON group, which enjoys all the benefits of a fortnightly health walk, followed by an informal chat about books.

Trained walk leaders guide participants through the local paths, while library staff will be on hand to introduce you to a selection of different authors and titles.

Jennifer Stewart, project leader, said: “Walking and reading are both things that people really enjoy.

“First, we do a 30-40 minute health walk, which is suitable for those with poorer mobility.

“And then afterwards, we have a really informal blether about books we like, recommendations, etc, with a cup of tea, for about 45 minutes.

“The sessions are very relaxed, and there’s no need to read ahead, you can just come along and listen or have a wee chat.”

The next local session will take place next Tuesday, September 22 at 10am, with fortnightly sessions continuing throughout the autumn.

For information on joining the Walk ON group or becoming a volunteer walk leader simply email walkon@onfife.com or call her on (01592) 583204.