Walking is a great way of getting around that can be
part of the daily routine for most people. With ongoing
improvements being made to walking facilities, the experience is
becoming even more enjoyable.
What's so great about walking?
- Walking could actually stop you being late - once you have
timed your walk, you will always know how long it takes to get to
work. There are no unexpected queues for tickets or 'leaves on
the line' if you are on foot.
- You should arrive at work happier and more alert - making you
more productive (particularly at Monday morning meetings).
- You could save on travel and parking costs too!
Adults are recommended to do 30 minutes of moderate activity
five times a week, defined as anything that makes you feel warm,
you can feel your heart rate increasing and you have to breathe a
It will take most people around 15 minutes to walk one mile,
which is roughly equal to 2500 steps - one quarter of the
recommended daily 10,000 steps to maintain health and fitness.
Wearing a pedometer and recording your daily steps and distance
is a great motivating tool. You can wear a pedometer all day, every
day and record total steps. Or you can wear it just when you go out
for a walking workout.
Worcestershire has some fantastic walking routes within
the county, from short urban routes around the towns, to long
way-marked trails through the beautiful countryside.
We produce a number of maps that
show the walking opportunities within a specific area. For
information on way-marked trails and guided walks in
Worcestershire, please visit the Countryside Services website.
The County Council is interested in ideas from members of
the public to improve the walking network in Worcestershire. We
currently operate a scoring system for prioritising future
projects, which includes assessments based on value for money,
deliverability, support and demand.
If you would like to make a suggestion, with community and
councillor support if possible, please contact the Sustainable Schemes Team
on 01905 765 765.
- Walking the
way to Health
An initiative of the British Heart Foundation and the Countryside
Agency that aims to get more people walking in their own
communities on a regular basis.
- British Heart
For advice on improving your health through a more active
For local and national maps and advise on reading maps,
including teaching children to read maps.
Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural
Information on forest walks and the ramblers association.
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This page was last reviewed 14 May 2013 at 11:29.
The page is next due for review 10 November 2014.