MAY is National Walking Month and Everybody Sport and Recreation is celebrating with a range of free walking sessions across east Cheshire.

They are offering people the chance to try new walking sessions including Nordic walking, walking netball, walking football and step by step health walking.

Lee Malkin, sport and development manager at Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: “National Walking Month is the perfect opportunity for us to help people in Cheshire East get more active more often with our Everybody Walking sessions.

“We have so much on offer from team sports to led walks, a chance to get outdoors, clear your mind, spend healthy time with friends and family, and a fun way to de-stress.”

Step by step short walks are also available from Crewe Lifestyle Centre on Tuesdays at 10.30am and Nantwich, from Barony Park, on Wednesdays at 1pm.

Everyone is offered free Nordic walking Introductory Courses as well as free introductory sessions to walking football and walking netball during May.

Simon Green, Nordic walking programme co-ordinator, said: “Visitors to local parks may have noticed people walking with what look like ski poles.

“Nordic walking is one of the fastest growing fitness activities with enthusiasts now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super fit cross-country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer and winter months.

“At Everybody we have qualified Nordic Walking instructors to lead you on exciting trails and landscapes. In June we will be launching new Nordic walking sessions in south Cheshire too.”

Walking football is a drop-in football session for members of the public, mainly aimed at people over 50 years old, or individuals, who have injuries and are recovering.

Walking Football sessions are available in Alsager, Nantwich, Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Poynton and Wilmslow.

For more information on Everybody Sport visit the website