Stepping out in Stockton: health walks
Walking is set to play a bigger role in creating a healthier nation. Described by health experts as 'almost perfect exercise', walking requires no equipment or expense and is the ideal way for most people to become more active.
It's good to walk!
- Regular walking has been proven to provide many health benefits, particularly if undertaken for five thirty-minute sessions each week.
- The short term benefits of regular walking include weight loss, better strength and mobility, improved mood and a general feeling of better health and wellbeing.
- In the long term it can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, bowel cancer and reduce the development of osteoporosis.
Did you know?
- Walking briskly for 45 minutes a day, 4 days a week, without a change in diet, can make you lose 18lbs in a year.
- Walking as part of one of our groups can be a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and make new friends. Group walk details can be found below.
- All group walks are lead by a qualified walk leader and back up leader, allowing all abilities of walkers to attend.
- For our latest Health Walks Leaflet or to see our self-guided walks click here
- Use the Walk4life web tool to plan and keep a track of your walks
Health Walks ProgrammeMonthly programme for Stepping Out In Stockton health walks
- Health Walks - May & June 2013 in Adobe PDF format 259 KB
- Self-guided walk: Billingham - Sandy Lane in Adobe PDF format 249 KB
- Self-guided walk: Eaglescliffe - Riverside loop in Adobe PDF format 213 KB
- Self-guided walk: Elm Tree - Newham Grange Park in Adobe PDF format 219 KB
- Self-guided walk: Ingleby Barwick - Romano route in Adobe PDF format 226 KB
- Self-guided walk: Newtown - Ring Road route in Adobe PDF format 224 KB
- Self-guided walk: Norton - Holme House trail in Adobe PDF format 230 KB
- Self-guided walk: Ragworth - Great North Park in Adobe PDF format 214 KB
- Self-guided walk: Stockton - two bridge circular in Adobe PDF format 220 KB
- Self-guided walk: Thornaby - Aerodrome and Memorial in Adobe PDF format 220 KB
- Self-guided walk: Yarm - Riverside in Adobe PDF format 220 KB
If you have problems accessing the Adobe PDF downloads then click here for help