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 mile from the bus stop may take a little more time, but it’s definitely cheaper and possibly less daunting, than joining a gym. There are a number of primary schools that can be easily reached on foot, the closest being Deighton Gates Primary School and Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, that can be reached within 20 minutes. The nearest secondary school – Wetherby High School, is around 30 minutes walk away from your home at Spofforth Park. You can also walk to the nearest dentist, doctors and pharmacy within 20 minutes.

The Cooperative Food supermarket can be reached in around 10 minutes and Aldi, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s can all be reached within 25 minutes.

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Walkit Journey Planner
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Further Useful Links:

Local Walking Routes, Groups & Events

Ramblers.org.uk allows you to search for local walking routes, events and groups in the local area.

Living Streets

Living Streets is a national charity that supports pedestrians. Its website provides details of walking campaigns, including Walk to Work Week, and has lots of useful information on why it’s great to walk!

Walking for Health

Walking for Health offers over 3,000 free, short walks every week. Find your nearest health walk scheme here.

Walking for Life

Want to know where to walk or find out how long your regular walk is or perhaps you’d like to find someone to walk with. Click here for lots of useful walking tips to track your walks and even monitor your fitness levels.