Ladies, face your fears on this challenging but rewarding waterfall hike

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Ladies, face your fears on this challenging but rewarding waterfall hike
Ladies, face your fears on this challenging but rewarding waterfall hike

A self defence and fitness academy that focuses on empowering women is running a walking challenge next Saturday.

‘Walk To Water’ organised by Z’s Defence Academy in Blackburn is inviting women to take on the challenge to visit the wonderful waterfall and spectacular oak woodland scenery.

The walk will start bright and early at 7.30am from Little Harwood Centre on Robinson Street and venture towards Ingleton Falls on Saturday, July 16.

Women between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the demanding but extremely rewarding hike.

Lancashire Telegraph: Previous Z's Academy women's group hike to Malham, Yorkshire last week
Lancashire Telegraph: Previous Z's Academy women's group hike to Malham, Yorkshire last week

Previous Z's Academy women's group hike to Malham, Yorkshire last week

In addition to physical health benefits gained from walking, studies have shown that walking significantly improves older adults’ mental health and increases mental alertness.

The founder of the academy, Zee Jogi, 32, aims to offer one hike and one outdoor activity a month to give women in the community an opportunity to “conquer fears in the wild.”

She said: “We aim to educate the community of the outdoors so people can take their families out safely and enjoy the nature which reduces stress, depression and has many other health benefits.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Another photo of two of the hikers from Z's Academy walk
Lancashire Telegraph: Another photo of two of the hikers from Z's Academy walk

Another photo of two of the hikers from Z's Academy walk

This year, there has been a total of three hikes and three outdoor activities which have all received positive feedback from the strong women who have taken part.

The days are a great opportunity for women to get out of the house and experience new challenges whilst meeting new friends.

Hamida, one of the women that took part in a previous hike, said: “It was an amazing day that will remain in my memory forever.

"Spending time with likeminded lovely, happy ladies was thoroughly encouraging.

“There are too many highlights to mention but dipping my feet in Janet Foss waterfall took all my aching away instantly.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Walk To Water to take place on Saturday July, 16
Lancashire Telegraph: Walk To Water to take place on Saturday July, 16

Walk To Water to take place on Saturday July, 16

Transportation will be provided for the 16 available spaces and the leader will be offering engaging and educative lessons during the hike.

Zee will be offering exciting activities in August where women will have the chance to take part in paddle boarding, horse riding as well as another walk. A map navigation day hosted by a mountain leader will also be held in the same month.

The trail entrance fee costs £25 per person to sign up which covers transportation. To sign up go to Z's Defence Academy's website.

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