Deeside Dawdle at Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle
Crathes Castle

GCRA Ltd - formerly Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association - is holding a Deeside Dawdle this Saturday (September 10) on the Crathes estate.

The event is open to GCRA members, their families and members of the public, and consists of a series of sponsored walks on two of the marked NTS woodland trails.

Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett will start the event near Crathes Castle at 2 pm, following registration for participants from 1-2pm.

Entry is £6 for adults and £4 for children and the charges both include a voucher for use in the cafeteria.

GCRA was founded 14 years ago, as a community-based charity, to provide cardiac rehab exercise classes for people recovering from the initial stages of heart problems.

It has since grown to a membership of more than 700, exercising in about 20 locations throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including local classes in Aboyne, Banchory and Alford.

Over the past two years the organisation’s remit has been extended to cater for various long-term health conditions.

GCRA is affiliated to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.