Walking

Walking

Walking

Benefits of Walking

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You do not have to walk for hours, a brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.

Before you start:

  • Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and do not cause blisters will do.
  • If you're walking to work, you could wear your usual work clothes with a comfy pair of shoes and change shoes when you get into work.
  • For long walks, you may want to take some water, healthy snacks, a spare top, sunscreen and a sun hat in a small backpack.
  • If you start going for longer walks regularly, you may want to invest in a waterproof jacket and some specialist walking shoes for more challenging routes.

You can also use the Active 10 app to monitor how much you are walking


Active Together Walks

Active Together Walks is a scheme designed to provide a range of walking groups across our district suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced. Before booking onto a walk please fill in the completed registration form below (please note you only need to do this once. We are asking for these details for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Location

Day

Time

Volunteer Walk Leader

Outside Kirby Muxloe Library

LE9 2EN

Monday (From Sept 28)

13:30 - 14:30

BDC Member of Staff

Glen Hills Library

LE2 9JD

Wednesday (From Sept 30)

10:30 - 11:30

BDC Member of Staff

Bouskell Park

LE18 4FT

Thursday (From Oct
1)

13:30 - 14:30

BDC Member of Staff

* Required Field

Registration Form

COVID - 19 Guidelines

We are organising the walks which comply with Government guidelines on group sizes and social distancing which helps protect you, the walk leaders and the general population. To help us to do this please:
* Only join the time of walk you have booked – there may be other groups from that location before and after your walk.
* Arrive shortly before the walk is due to begin. If you are over 15 minutes early please remain a reasonable distance away from any earlier groups. An easy way to do this is to remain in your vehicle if you have driven, or on the opposite side of a road, car park or building if you are on foot.
* The walk will leave promptly. If you miss the start please do not attempt to join in .
* Listen and follow the instructions of the walk leader. In particular regarding social distancing. The instructions are there to keep yourself and other walkers safe. Everyone over 70 and those with certain underlying health conditions are considered to be “clinically vulnerable” to COVID – 19. If you and/or someone you live with is in this higher risk category, be especially careful and diligent about social distancing and hand hygiene.
* Bring along your own PPE. We recommend bringing hand-sanitiser. You are welcome to wear a face mask and to wear gloves if you wish.
* Please do not car share with people from outside of your own household

It is your responsibility to seek medical advice before taking part in any physical activity if appropriate. It is your responsibility to provide and administer your own medication if appropriate. It is your responsibility to inform the walk leader if there is a change in your health. I will let the walk leader know if I have any acute medical conditions e.g. diabetes , Epilepsy .It is your responsibility to abide by COVID-19 guidelines. Please select YES to confirm you have understood this

Data Protection: Blaby District Council complies with all relevant statutory obligations. Personal information is processed by Blaby District Council and will be handled in accordance with the privacy statement, which can be accessed https://www.blaby.gov.uk/your-council/data-security-and-access/data-protection-privacy-notice/


Please note you must complete this booking form every time you would like to go on one of our walks. This is required for track and trace purposes.

* Required Field

Booking Form

Name of participant

Email address of participant

Contact Number of participant

Please note we only have a select amount of walks available, they are listed above.