Stag Walkers, a Hertfordshire young Ramblers group has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a walk and talk with Stephen McPartland MP to highlight the many benefits of walking and the importance of paths and green spaces in Hertfordshire. Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage, which includes the villages of Knebworth, Codicote, Datchworth and Aston, and walkers from across the county joined members of Stag Walkers in Rabley Heath for a six mile walk around Knebworth Park, including a stretch along a newly-created public footpath.
Stephen McPartland MP commented, "I had a great time meeting members of Stag Walkers and ramblers from across Hertfordshire. It was encouraging to see so many people enjoying the fantastic countryside on our doorstep. We are lucky to have an excellent network of well-maintained local paths, which walkers can enjoy.
"I would urge local people to get out and enjoy the wonders of walking. It is a fun, low cost and easy way to spend time outside."
Rebecca Dawson, chair of Stag Walkers and a trustee of the Ramblers, said, "We’d like to thank Stephen for joining us on our 10 year anniversary walk event to talk about how we can ensure everyone, no matter their age, can enjoy the benefits of walking. We’re pleased that we were able to use the new path in Knebworth Park and demonstrate to Stephen the benefits of improving our local path network.
"Stag Walkers offers regular local walks of varying lengths plus an exciting social programme and we’d love for more young people to join us and discover the fun, friendship and health benefits of walking with a group in the great outdoors."
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