Health Walks

Walking to Health at the Scottish Parliament 

The Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT) was recently invited by Scottish Natural Heritage to have a Cairngorms Walking to Health stand at the Scottish Parliament for a Scotland Outdoors ‘Our Natural health service’ event. A number of outdoor organisations promoting Health and Wellbeing across Scotland attended the event to highlight and discuss their initiatives with […]...

NEW WALKING GROUP IN TOMINTOUL!

NEW WALKING GROUP IN TOMINTOUL! “Do you ever fancy going for a safe led walk, but you don’t have anyone to go with, or perhaps you don’t really want to walk alone, and you’re not sure where to go. Well, maybe the NEW Tomintoul Friday Walking Group is for you! We meet every Friday morning […]...

COAT NEWSLETTER – 1st Edition

COAT Newsletter – 1st Edition We have trialled a Newsletter as a way of updating our Affiliate Members, Donors, Public Bodies and all who are interested in our work in Outdoors Access.   This is a 1st Edition and we would welcome any positive feedback and/or constructive criticism, whether it is worthwhile and, how could it […]...

Celebrating the success of the Cairngorms Walking to Health Scheme

This month brought together Walking to Health groups from across the Cairngorms National Park for a walk around the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. The event, to launch our latest Evaluation Report, was an excellent opportunity for our Walking to Health volunteers and participants to meet other groups. You can read our Walking to Health Report Nov […]...

Highland Environmental Network conference

Alan Melrose and Jane Cox of the COAT Walking to Health project attended this year’s Highland Environmental Network annual conference.  The network holds a conference on a different environmental topic every year and the 2013 conference and exhibition, Green Routes to Feeling Good, took place on Saturday 2nd March 2013 at Millburn Academy in Inverness.  The COAT team   shared […]...

Volunteers attend Disability Inclusion Course

14 Walking to Health volunteers attended a Disability Inclusion Course run by Disability Sport Scotland at Nethy Bridge on Friday 9 November.  The volunteers are now trained to effectively include members of the community presenting with disabilities. It was well run and everyone agreed it will be very useful in their day to day volunteering […]...

Patsy is awarded Health Walk Volunteer of the Year

The Cairngorms Walking to Health Project warmly congratulates Patsy Reynolds. Patsy has been chosen by Paths for All as the Health Walk Volunteer of the year! This prestigious award is a tribute to all the hard work and preparation that Patsy shows on a weekly basis and has done for the last eight years leading […]...

Funding secured to expand Walking to Health project

Aberdeenshire Change Fund is to provide more than £62,000 over the next two years for health walking projects throughout Aberdeenshire. The Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT) has been awarded £14,000 to expand their Walking to Health Project in Aberdeenshire. The project is aimed at people, mainly in rural communities who have become isolated through poor […]...

COAT Trainees and Health Walk participants learn from each other

Path skills trainees with COAT met the Glen Tanar Health Walk group on 1st June.  This was an excellent opportunity for path builders and path users to share their knowledge and experiences with each other....