Health drive pairs fitness with nature

Posted: June 2, 2012 at 10:19 am


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Published at 10:39, Saturday, 02 June 2012

By Ian DunstanTHE first Copeland Health Week has been hailed a success.

TEACHING: Bill Shaw, centre left, Cumbria officer for amphibian and reptile conservation, leads a talk at Ironworks Local Nature Reserve, Millom, during a nature walk as part of Copeland Health Week JOE RILEY REF: 50034203B001

From dancing in the streets to walking through a nature reserve, members of the Millom community enjoyed the week-long scheme to promote a healthier lifestyle in the borough.

On Tuesday morning, Cumbria amphibian and reptile officer, Bill Shaw, led a walking group from the Bradbury Centre to the Ironworks Local Nature Reserve.

Mr Shaw showed the eight participants around the nature reserve, pointing out its many wildlife, including natterjack tadpoles, smooth newts and butterflies.

The group also discovered the first northern marsh orchids of the season.

After a brief talk on the reserves history, Mr Shaw led the group back in to the town centre.

On Wednesday, an outdoor zumba class was held in Milloms Market Square.

Dance teacher Teresa Dixon led the class.

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