OUTDOOR activity sessions will be returning to the Nine Locks and Delph Stables in Brierley Hill this summer.

Free bike maintenance sessions and new ‘let’s walk with a health professional’ sessions will be scheduled at the canalside beauty spot over the summer months as part of a collaboration between Canal & River Trust, Dudley CVS, Active Black Country, Brierley Hill and Amblecote Primary Care Network and other organisations.

The first free bike maintenance and repair session took place last Saturday June 3, and saw dozens of people getting their bikes summer fit with the help of bike expert Fabio Henriques.

Brierley Hill ward councillor Adam Davies, who is working with the Canal & River Trust on ongoing projects at the Nine Locks, said: “It’s great to see more organisations getting involved and making good use of this beauty spot on our doorsteps.

“The warmer weather makes our local canals even nicer places to spend time, and these sessions offer something different to encourage even more people to enjoy the health benefits of getting out there.”

New ‘let’s walk with a health professional’ sessions have been scheduled for Thursday June 8, Thursday July 6 and Thursday August 3.

The sessions will start at 11.30am from the Tenth Lock Pub and will last around one hour.

Rachel Griffiths, social prescribing link worker, said: “Walk with a health professional is a new initiative that we hope will bring people together and reap the health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors and meeting others, whilst exploring the local area.”

For further information on the short walk sessions contact Rachel Griffiths at Brierley Hill and Amblecote Primary Care Network on 07796 478720 or 07725 002772.

Plans are also in place to run further free bike maintenance and repair sessions, with dates set to be confirmed.