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Website for buggy-friendly walks

A website which encourages parents and grandparents to go walking with young children in Somerset is attracting more than 2,000 visitors a month.

Cathy Netley, a midwife at Yeovil District Hospital, set-up the site after finding a lack of suitable walks for people pushing buggies.

She built the site walkswithbuggies.com with her son-in-law after getting an unsuitable route in the Lake District.

She said: "As a midwife I know the importance of exercise."

Twenty-one of the walks are in Somerset including Yeovil, Chard, Langport, Cheddar, Wellington, Taunton, Cheddar, the Chew Valley and Glastonbury.

Ms Netley added: "The walks on our database have been tried and tested by ourselves, other parents, or those knowledgeable about routes in the great outdoors.

"We realised that the research that we have done to identify these walks will also be of use to wheelchair users and have now launched a sister website www.walkswithwheelchairs.com."




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