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Why Walk?

  • NHS professionals recommend that adults should spend 150 minutes a week being physically active. 
  • Improve your health and well-being by walking at a fast pace for just 30 minutes over 5 days (meeting the NHS guidelines).
  • People of all sizes can experience substantial health benefits from walking at a brisk pace every day (Cambridge University, 2015).
  • Walking can help build stamina, burn calories and give you a healthier heart (NHS, 2016).

Get hAPPy

The 10,000 steps a day challenge is set by NHS to help individuals get more active.  Daily step counts can be tracked on the Health app on iPhones or by a range of free apps that can be downloaded onto your smart phone. Find out more about the NHS 10,000 steps a day challenge Active 10 here.

Walking Apps

There are quite a few apps out there to plan your walks some of which are listed below:

Go Jauntly

Walk Unlimited



Nordic Walking 

Nordic walking uses poles, which uses muscles in your upper body as well as your legs. The poles help to propel you along - this means you work harder than usual, yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier.  It can be done by anybody, anywhere.