A PROGRAMME of weekly lunchtime walks is being launched in Darlington next month. They start on October 5 and will take place every Wednesday, at noon.

The walks are organised by Darlington Borough Council's countryside team, in partnership with the town's primary care trust, as part of the Walking the Way to Health initiative.

For more details, contact (01325) 388648 or visit www.darlington.gov.uk/Environment/ Countryside+and+Rights+of+Way