Active Lichfield walks

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Grab your trainers or wellies and head out on a health boosting walk in your local area.

With indoor leisure facilities reopening no earlier than 12 April, Lichfield District Council’s Active Lichfield team is encouraging everyone to rediscover the joys of walking.

Going on a brisk 30-minute walk each day is a good way to achieve a more active lifestyle and can boost feelings of wellbeing.

To get everyone moving, Active Lichfield has put some of its favourite walking routes from across the district online and will be adding to these in the coming weeks. And, for anyone looking to give themselves a challenge to increase their daily steps, there is a step count record sheet that can be downloaded to track progress as part of a steps challenge.

The team is keen to see pictures taken by residents when out on their local walks, which could help inspire others to get involved. Photos can be shared on Active Lichfield’s social media feeds, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtag #ActiveLichfieldWalks.

Cllr Cox, Cabinet Member responsible for Leisure, said:

“With many of the traditional ways we exercise, such as gyms and swimming pools, temporarily closed, now is the perfect time to get into walking.

“We are really lucky to have lots of brilliant parks and green spaces across the district, and we’d love to see pictures taken on your walks, whether that’s of a lovely view or your dog living its best life on a walk!”

When out, please remember to follow current government guidance to stay local, exercising once a day, and only going out with your household, support bubble or one other person.

To find out more about the benefits of walking, some tips to get started, and to access the walking routes and step challenge, visit the Active Lichfield website.

Published: 1 March 2021