Benefits of Walking

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You do not have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.

Before you start:

  • Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and do not cause blisters will do.
  • If you're walking to work, you could wear your usual work clothes with a comfy pair of shoes and change shoes when you get into work.
  • For long walks, you may want to take some water, healthy snacks, a spare top, sunscreen and a sun hat in a small backpack.
  • If you start going for longer walks regularly, you may want to invest in a waterproof jacket and some specialist walking shoes for more challenging routes.

You can also use the Active 10 app to monitor how much you are walking


Walk Together Leicestershire Walks

Walk together Leicestershire is a walking scheme designed to provide beginner to advance walking groups across our district. Before booking onto a walk please fill in the completed registration form below and await your confirmation email.

Registration Form

Participant Declaration: It is your responsibility to seek medical advice before taking part in any physical activity if appropriate. It is your responsibility to provide and administer your own medication if appropriate. It is your responsibility to inform the walk leader if there is a change in your health. It is your responsibility to abide by COVID-19 guidelines. Please enter YES to confirm you have understood this.

Data Protection: Harborough District Council complies with all relevant statutory obligations. Personal information is processed by Harborough District Council and will be handled in accordance with the privacy statement, which can be accessed at www.harboroughsport.org


Walking Groups

Location

Day

Time

Walk Leader

The Shambles Pub Market Street Lutterworth

Mondays

13:30pm

Carol Scholes
Janette Walters
Ann Newmark

* Required Field

Booking Form

Name of participant

Email address of participant


Harborough Walking Routes

Below are some walking routes in the district for you to follow! If you know of any more routes in the district please let us know by emailing activetogether@harborough.gov.uk


Volunteer Walk Leaders Wanted!

Are you interested in becoming a walk leader in the Harborough district? We will provide you with the free resources and training to get your walking group started! Register you interest Here.

Harborough Active Together

Telephone
01858 828282