Commonwealth Games legacy walks

With the Commonwealth Games little a more than a month away, people of all ages and fitness levels are being urged to get fit through walking.

And to help, a number of walks under the Medal Routes project initiative have been organised by Ramblers Scotland, with local support from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Cultural(EDLC) Trust.

Medal Routes are three short walking circuits which start and finish at the same location and take roughly 15-20 (bronze), 30 (silver) or 60 (gold) minutes.

Information on the walks can be found at a number of walking hubs dotted about the district. In Milngavie the hub is in the library and in Bearsden it is at Brookwood Library.

People are being urged to drop into the ‘walking hubs’ and pick up information or check out the medal route walking hubs at . Alternatively you can look into setting up your own Medal Route and walking hub.

Council development officer Andy Lynch is keen for as many people as possible to get involved as walkers or volunteers and has set up a special event from Kirkintilloch William Patrick Library. The walk takes place on Friday, June 13 at 11am - with the walk starting at 11.15am.

EDLC chairman Scott Hill said: “With the Commonwealth Games just around the corner this is the perfect time to encourage people of all ages to get healthier.

“The Medal Routes are a great way to encourage people to take steps on fitness and health, while enjoying some of the glorious surroundings in East Dunbartonshire. What an amazing legacy it would be for the Games if they inspired people to get a little bit fitter.”