Ideal to improve your general health and wellbeing.
Walking is ideal for all ages and abilities. It will help you improve your general health and wellbeing, introduce you to new friends and help you discover new areas to walk on your doorstep.
Just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise like walking can benefit your health and you can progress from short gentle strolls on flat ground to brisk country walks with stiles and hills. You do not need any expensive equipment to take part in the walks, just sturdy footwear and appropriate dress for the British weather!
Health benefits to be gained from walking include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced risk of coronary heart disease, strokes and Type 2 diabetes
- Reduced risk of certain cancers, improved flexibility and strength of muscles, joints and bones
- Improved mental health and reduced risk of depression, anxiety and stress
re:fresh Led Walks Programme
These volunteer led walks take place throughout the week, lasting one hour to 90 minutes. They meet at various locations in the local area.
Due to the lifting of restrictions we will no longer be taking bookings for these walks and you can just turn up on the day.
Witton Park Xplorer Trail
It’s Christmas on Witton Park and Santa, his Elf, the Snowman and lots of festive treats are hiding on Witton Park waiting for you to find them.
Follow the special Xplorer Map of the park and use your map reading skills to find them all. There are 15 festive plaques to find in total. Each plaque also includes a letter of the alphabet, if you write this down then when you have all 15 letters you can see how many Christmas themed words you can make.
This is a free, friendly fun challenge for FAMILIES of all ages. Particularly suitable for toddlers and buggy and wheelchair friendly. If children have bikes or balance bikes, this is a great way to get them active. Some paths may be boggy so wellies or boots are best.
The Xplorer Trail takes around 45-60 minutes. It starts at the main pay and display car park on Witton Park. The trail leads around the playgrounds, sports pitches and through the woodland around the Pavilion.
This is a Covid safe activity. Please do not remove any of the plaques. Please let us know if you come across any plaques that have been damaged or removed.
- Print off the Xplorer Map or use it on your phone.
- Use your navigation skills to locate the red circles numbered 1-15. Within each circle on the ground will be a festive plaque.
- You will need a pen/paper to write down the letter of the alphabet found on each plaque.
- When you have all 15 letters see how many Christmas words you can make of any length eg tinsel.
- Share your photos on our Facebook page.
To download a copy of the map click here.