OUTDOORSY folk have been invited to join a new weekly health walk in Radcliffe.

The group has been launched as part of the Bury - Walk with Me for Heath programme, with the aim to get people outside to enjoy the countryside and wildlife.

The first Radcliffe Community Health Walk will take place on Thursday, January 11.

Trained volunteers will lead the sessions, which are free of charge.

Walk leaders Jean Foster and Evan Parker will head up the first 90-minute circular walk.

Setting off from Radcliffe Metrolink car park entrance at 1pm, the route will take participants across the pedestrian crossing, passing the former Radcliffe Leisure Centre, heading along the 'banana path' to the old canal side.

After approximately 1.2miles, the group will reach a view of Elton Reservoir, where the walk turns down Hinds Lane along the River Irwell.

Walkers will eventually reach Newbank Garden Centre, where they can enjoy a well-earned cup of tea, before returning to the Metrolink station.

Attendees are advised to wear sturdy footwear and warm clothing.

For more information on the Bury walks email walkwithme@bury.gov.uk, call 0161 253 6396 or visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/bury-walk-me.