Sheffield park walking trail for patients

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A WALKING trail is set to be created through a Sheffield park to help recovering cardiac patients boost their fitness.

Subject to council funding, a 1.5 mile route will be marked out around Millhouses Park using 25 green oak posts set at 100 metre intervals.

The idea was the brainchild of Roger Hart, from Sheffield Vulcan Rotary Club, who teamed up with John Brighton, of the Friends of Millhouses Park, after both met on a cardiac rehabilitation course.

Roger said: “After cardiac surgery patients are given an informative book on after care and advice on healthy eating and exercise. A good place to continue such exercising is Milhouses Park. It is relatively flat, has toilet and café facilities, and is ideal for walking, jogging or running.

The start for the trail, which is set to be created in the new year, will be at the park’s main entrance, near to the café, on the corner of the tennis courts. A plaque on each post will give its number and the distance to the next post, the ordnance survey reference point and a QR code linking to the websites of both the Friends and rotary club.