Silkwood Gate Wakefield

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

One of the reasons health experts give walking 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 distance from the bus stop may take a little more time, but it’s certainly not the big project that signing up for a gym can be.

Because it’s easy to fit into everyday life, people who walk tend to keep it up. Whilst not an intensive exercise, walking produces the same physical fitness, health and weight control benefits as many other high intensity exercises.

Plan your journey on foot

Google Maps offers a great journey planning tool for walking, giving you a route map and journey time. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.


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.
  • Wakefield & District Ramblers

    Wakefield and District Ramblers aim to offer at least one walk per week throughout the year, ranging from 4 to 10 miles and welcome all newcomers.

    To visit the website click here.
  • Local leisure routes

    If you are looking for suitable walking routes in and around Wakefield, with free downloadable maps, click here.