Walking for Health

There’s no doubt about it, walking is considered the best form of exercise. An easy way to get exercise every day is to walk to work, school, the shops or go for a stroll during your lunch break. If work is too far from home to walk, why not park further away and walk the remaining distance?

Walking helps you to control your weight, reduce stress, improve your heart health, strengthen your bones or simply enjoy the social benefits.


Suggested Walks

Download walks from Lakes Line stations

Walking the Way to Health are not now organising led walks but there are excellent Walk Packs available free for interested people to keep and use for self guiding at your own risk. Walk Packs are available from Cumbria County Council, Doctors Surgeries in Kendal and the Tourist Information Centre or can be downloaded from the lakes leisure website and the Active Cumbria website. For more details visit the website.

Did You Know?

Health professionals recommend walking 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles).
Walking a mile uses the same number of calories as running a mile.
Nearly a quarter of all our trips are one mile or less – a walkable distance for most of us.