A HEALTH walk along the Grand Union Canal at Southall was launched on Wednesday to encourage people to get more active.

The walk is being prescribed by a GP to people living near the canal who need to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Helping to launch it were Dan Raven-Ellison, geographer and explorer campaigning to make London the world’s first National Park City, plus delegates from the Canal & River Trust, Ealing Council and Catalyst Housing.