Released on 1 May 2019 Archived Press Release
Did you know May is National Walking Month?
National Walking Month was set up by the charity 'Living Streets' in 2011. Every May they encourage people to increase their steps and to get walking.
Walking is a great way to be more active and it's FREE! A brisk walk can also count towards your weekly recommended exercise target (150 minutes). There are many physical and mental health benefits; you don't have to walk miles, just 10 minutes brisk walking is a great place to start! The NHS website has lots of information about walking and why it's so good for you!
As part of Walking Month, 'Living Streets' also promote walking for children. Monday 20 to Friday 24 May is Walk to School week. This year the charity has developed the five-day challenge for primary schools.
Whether it's on your lunch break, on the school run or on your way to work - take the opportunity to get out in May and fit in a few extra steps! If you don't fancy walking on your own, head out with family, friends or colleagues, or discover local groups on the District Council's Sport and Physical Activity Club Directory.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council also co-ordinates the Stratford District Health Walks Programme. Walks take place every week in locations throughout the district and are led by trained volunteers. The walks are free to join and open to all.
Walks take place:
For more details or to find out the planned route, contact the Active Communities Team at the District Council on 01789 260646.
On Wednesday evenings at Stratford-upon-Avon School there is a free 'Walk, Jog, Run' track session from 5.30pm to 7pm. This is a friendly, safe, relaxed and flexible opportunity to exercise at any pace. The track is booked by Stratford-on-Avon District Council but this is an unsupervised session and no registration is required.
Enjoy National Walking Month 2019!
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575