Davy Down, Thurrock Healthy Walks have been running for a year and have had over 500 people attend. The project was set up to provide an opportunity for people who do not regularly take exercise to feel more likely to do so.

One participant said: “I’ve recently retired and my husband has gone into full time care as he is living with dementia. I have felt very isolated and tearful. The walks have given me a focus and a chance to talk to other people. I am in a much healthier frame of mind after attending these walks and enjoy meeting up with new friends every week.”

After the success from this walk, others are being set up in the Thurrock area and across the county.