Kids step into action to promote East End walking routes

SCHOOLCHILDREN led by example, putting their best foot forward to launch a winter walk campaign in the East End.

More than 200 young trekkers used Mile End Park’s revolutionary ‘swipe and go’ system – which lets residents use an electronic card to work out how far they have walked.

The park was the first in the world to install the new technology.

In a joint scheme between Tower Hamlets Council and NHS Tower Hamlets, 12 one-mile walks that take in some of the borough’s best sites have been mapped out.

The plan is to get more adults and children walking, even on chillier days.


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The campaign will run until March 2011.

Everyone who signs up at onetowerhamlets.net/healthyborough will get a free goody bag including a water bottle, pedometer and copies of the routes.

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