increasing numbers of people in North Devon want to make a healthy start to 2008. Sixty people appeared in Arlington National Trust car park for the Ramblers' Association's traditional Boxing Day walk. The Ramblers' Festival of Winter Walks is designed to give non-members a free taste of the joys of walking with a group, whether for exercise or social interaction. The North Devon Group has a walks programme running all through the year. Anyone who is interested in joining should phone chairman Joan Long, (01271) 376274.