Walking is a fantastic way to get – and stay – healthy.

One of the reasons health experts give walking such rave reviews is because it’s a ‘lifestyle exercise’. That means you can usually make time for it without too much of a change to your daily routine. Walking to work, to the shops, or the final mile from the bus stop may take a little more time, but it’s certainly not the big project that signing up for a gym (and making the time to get there) can be.

Because it’s easy to fit into everyday life, people who walk tend to keep it up. And as you’ll see below, regular exercise is exactly what you need to improve your health.

For local journeys Carlisle Park is well located for those wishing to undertake journeys on foot.  Along Station Road and Bridge Street, just to the north of the site in Swinton, there are a range of shops, hairdressers, pubs and cafes.  It is also only a short walk to the local school, town hall, library and train station.

Useful Walking Links:

  • Living Streets

    Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians.

    To visit the website click here.
  • Walking for health

    Walking for Health encourages more people to become physically active in their local communities.

    To visit the website click here.
  • Walk4Life

    Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with?

    Visit the Walk4Life website - click here.
  • Ramblers

    Information on local walking routes and groups.

    To visit the website click here.