Active Outdoors

A range of opportunities and tips to stay active outdoors.

Click here to check out our brand new Active Outdoors Programme, running from Monday 9th January – 31st March 2023

Intuitively, we know that getting outside in the fresh air and having contact with nature is good for us. And it is true. More and more studies and research conclude that spending time in good quality outdoor spaces has benefits for all aspects of our health. Even starting by simply looking at nature, then just being outside, and on to any number of activities outdoor environment brings extra benefits for our health and wellbeing.

Most people have some kind of outdoor space with some nature close to where they live, work or go to school. It requires minimal specialist equipment to access it. Going for a walk, having a picnic or simply sitting to watch a sunset are examples of activities that can help to make you feel good.

Making use of our outdoor places can help guard against key health issues such as depression and heart disease. It can also be fun. It can connect people to nature and to each other. It energises and inspires us in our day to day lives.


Ideal to improve your general health and wellbeing.

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Stay active outdoors with cycling

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Have your Say! Walking & Cycling

The council is on a mission to improve infrastructure across Blackburn with Darwen for more opportunities for active travel. We hope to make walking and cycling the first and easiest choice for short journeys.

Click here to have your say, and place a pin alongside your comments on the interactive map



For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or emailĀ

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