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South Staffordshire is known for its rural beauty and offers miles of walks through breath taking countryside.

 

There are many different walking routes and trails of varying lengths on offer throughout the district including a series of circular walks, as well as trails at both Baggeridge Country Park and South Staffordshire Railway Walk.

 

 

Great Wyrley Weekly Walk

Weekly Walking for Health

 

Railway Walk

South Staffordshire Railway Walk

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South Staffordshire

Walking Programme

 

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Walking Festival

 

Great Wylrey Health Walk

Walking Volunteers Needed 

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Baggeridge Country Park Trails

 

 

 

Why Walk?
Walking is the one the most effective forms of exercise there is. It is suitable for the majority of people whilst being fun and safe at the same time.
Did you know that walking regularly at a brisk pace has the following benefits for the individual?
  • Burns as many calories as jogging the same distance.
  • It can halve the risk of a Heart Attack or Stroke
  • It can lower blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Help in weight management
  • Help prevent Diabetes
  • Helps to manage stress and improve self-esteem
Walking is of particular benefit to those sedentary people who currently take no exercise. The latest research is showing that leading a sedentary lifestyle is now as dangerous as smoking to one's health.
 
Who benefits from Health Walks?
Simply, everyone can gain health benefits from walking. However the following groups of people will benefit enormously from walking regularly.
  • Those displaying Coronary Heart Disease risk factors
  • Older people
  • Those with or recovering from mental health problems
  • Isolated / Lonely people
  • Overweight people
  • People from ethnic minority groups
  • People with sedentary lifestyles
 
 

Contacts

 

Arthur Richards

Telephone: 07516 115268

Email: arthur@fitnessengland.co.uk

 

Policy & Partnerships
Telephone: 01902 696541Health Watch Walks

Email: localities@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

Baggeridge Country Park

Telephone: 01902 882605
Email: baggeridge.sstaffs@virgin.net

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