MORE than 60 walkers from around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs took part in Walk in the Park’s Big Fit Walk in Arrochar.

Walk in the Park, part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Countryside Trust, deliver a programme of weekly health walks through groups in Balloch, Drymen, Aberfoyle, Callander and Killin and have over 120 regular walkers.

Now, after holding Paths for All’s annual Big Fit Walk in Arrochar on Wednesday, June 20, managers are exploring whether a new walking group could be established in the village.

Natalie Stevenson, trust manager at the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust, said: “It's fantastic that through Walk in the Park we can make the most of walking in the beautiful and nurturing surroundings of the National Park.

"Health walks provide fun, safe and supportive opportunities for people to become physically active and improve their health and wellbeing.

“This year Walk in the Park hosted its Big Fit Walk in Arrochar to showcase the local communities and surrounding areas such as Tarbet and Succoth and encourage more people to enjoy being active.

“We would like to get a walking group up and walking in Arrochar and we hope that this Big Fit Walk will encourage local people to get involved.”

The Big Fit Walk is Paths for All’s annual campaign that takes place throughout June with the simple aim of getting communities more active. 

Known as the biggest short walk of the year, it’s an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the benefits of being active with a 30-minute walk.

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Anyone interested in walking in Arrochar can contact Fran Crumley at or 01389 722645.