Walking

Walking

Walking

Walk Together

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:

  • Wear any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and do not cause blisters.
  • 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, sunglasses 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


Walk Together

Walk Together is a physical activity initiative offering a weekly programme of free, sociable, and accessible group walks within Leicestershire led by trained volunteer walk leaders. Walk Together is coordinated, developed and delivered via a partnership of Leicestershire Local Authorities and Leicester-shire & Rutland Sport.

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

Description

Volunteer Walk Leader

Outside Kirby Muxloe Library

LE9 2EN

Monday
(Not on Bank Holidays)

11:00 - 12:00

Weekly Walk

Free Parking.

Dogs must be kept on lead.

BDC Member of Staff
0116 272 7703

Glen Hills Library

LE2 9JD

Wednesday

10:30 - 11:30

Weekly Walk

Free Parking.

Dogs must be kept on lead.

BDC Member of Staff
0116 272 7703

Bouskell Park

LE18 4FT

Thursday

13:30 - 14:30

Weekly Walk

Free Parking (limited).

Dogs must be kept on lead.

BDC Member of Staff
0116 272 7703

Booking is essential prior to every walk. You can book as close as one hour before the walk is due to take place.

Cancellations Notice

In the event of bad weather or a shortage of staff in leading a walk, the Health and Leisure team may have to cancel a walk. In the event of a walk being cancelled, we will send an email to inform those who have attended a walk in the past or those that have booked onto a walk via the Blaby LSA website of the cancellation as the earliest possible convenience.


You can now book onto our walks using the link below


Contact Us

Contact Us

Physical Activity Development Officer

Active Blaby

Telephone
0116 272 7703