Helen Stichbury has worked with young families in Children’s Centres since 2007, and through listening to these parents has discovered that whilst many are keen to walk more, they are often limited by not knowing accessible routes.
Without knowledge of local routes, parents can struggle to find safe, free environments in which children can be active and have fun, and children can be denied the opportunities and health benefits offered by the countryside which they in turn can pass on to future generations.
Two projects have been successfully delivered on the Isle of Wight which have enabled more people to get out into their local countryside by identifying ‘buggy-friendly’ routes, suitable for those with mobility restrictions as well as parents with pushchairs and prams, as there are no stiles or physical barriers – see the Recently delivered projects page for further details.
“I’ve lost a stone from walking, which is great because it’s free!”
Parent, Sandown Children’s Centre
For further details, or to discuss options to create routes of your own, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07929 397092