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Countryside events programme launched for 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2018 programme.

From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops - the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors. The programme also links to the council’s Active Coast initiative this year.

The programme, sponsored by NHS Healthcheck, runs throughout the year.  Many events are free; others have nominal charges.

The Countryside events programme contributes to the new campaign to ‘Enjoy Spring in the Yorkshire Wolds’, promoted by the Yorkshire Wolds Tourism Network to encourage visits to the area at a quieter time of the year.

The Countryside Events programme runs alongside the council’s Walking for Health programme, a series of free guided walks for all ages and abilities, organised by the council’s sports, play and arts service, aimed at anyone who is interested in walking or wants to introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness or injury, or to get fit.

The range of walks on offer range from 30 minutes to two hours, and operate from East Riding Leisure Beverley and Bridlington; Brough Methodist Church; Cottingham Sports Centre; East Riding Leisure Driffield, Goole, Haltemprice and Hornsea; Hessle Community Centre; Shire Hall, Howden; Skidby Mill; Leven Sports and Social Club; Paull St Andrew Church; Market Weighton Methodist Church; Preston Community Hall; East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife in Pocklington; Sewerby Hall and Gardens; East Riding Leisure South Cave and Withernsea; and from Welwick Village Hall.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “These are superb programmes of events for East Riding residents in a range of locations across the area, offering a wide variety of activities. People can enjoy interesting and healthy pursuits whilst gaining access to the best public viewpoints, the best landscapes and the best wildlife to be seen in the East Riding.”

The programme is available online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/events  or a hard copy brochure is available from Tourist Information Centres, the council’s leisure centres, libraries and Customer Service Centres.


New Outdoor Walking Football Session at Hessle Sporting Club

The council’s Sport, Play and Arts Service have just begun new Outdoor Walking Football sessions in partnership with Hessle Sporting Club, following the success of other sessions which have taken place within the East Riding.

The sessions are taking place at King George V Playing Field, Boothferry Road, Hessle, HU13 9AN Centre every Monday with the first six weeks free of charge, with sessions costing £2 following the first six weeks. The sessions run from 11am -12noon.

The sessions are targeted for people over 50 and aim to provide fun, sociable football games and skills, which will aim to improve fitness for those who maybe previously played and would like a chance to kick a ball once again.

The sessions will be led by Dom Rhodes of the Sport, Play and Arts Service, who will provide casual organised walking football games and accommodate various fitness levels.

Dom Rhodes says : “I aim to provide low to mid intensity matches ideal for those who haven’t played for a long time or those who would just like to get fitter and meet new people.

“No matter what skill or fitness level you are, I would strongly recommend you give Walking Football a try!”

These sessions are taking place on grass, so participants should bring suitable footwear and clothing for the sessions.

For more information, or to book on to a session. please call Dom Rhodes on (01482) 392541 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Walking Netball celebrates Third Anniversary in the East Riding

The council’s Sport, Play and Arts Service, in partnership with the local England Netball Development Officer Pauline Hardy, recently celebrated the third anniversary of Walking Netball starting in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a tournament at East Riding Leisure Beverley.

Teams which are based in the East Riding leisure centres of Beverley, Haltemprice, Withernsea, Driffield and Bridlington attended the competition.  There was a mass warm up to start the competition, which was followed by each team playing against each other in closely fought games.

The eventual Winners of the Competition were the ladies from East Riding Leisure Haltemprice who were the first session to be set up three years ago, with East Riding Leisure Beverley being runners up. 

Walking netball is currently based in six East Riding Leisure Centres with further sessions planned for 2018.  The sessions provide fun organised walking netball activities and games and accommodate various fitness levels, providing low – mid intensity matches ideal for those who haven’t played for a long time or would just like to get a bit fitter and meet new people.

For further information, please contact Sarah Johnson on (01482) 392526 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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