Walking for Health and the Environment

978 - WalkingWalking is a great way to increase physical activity levels while enjoying your local area. In Stafford Borough there are many places from nature reserves and waterways to parks and castle grounds, to explore whilst getting fit. A few walks a week will see the benefits of lower blood pressure, loss of weight, increased bone density, reduced risk of stroke and much more.

By walking more there are also benefits to our environment - short journeys on foot can help reduce traffic and therefore cut traffic jams, reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions and reduce pressure for new roads.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced walker or want to walk independently or as part of a group, we have lots of exciting and interesting walking projects to enjoy. Please click on the links below to find walk details.

Walkwise - Short, led health walks lasting 30 minutes to 3 hours, with the aim to improve health and reduce lifestyle diseases.  These walks are accredited by Walking for Health.  The scheme runs nationally in partnership with The Ramblers Association and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Doorstep Walks - Explore routes lasting 2-5 hours as independent walkers discovering interesting features in your neighbourhood and improve your health.

Walk 4 Life - A variety of easy to follow, mile long walks designed for independent novice walkers to improve health and build confidence.

Walk Leader Training - If you love walking and want to help others improve their health, why not become one of our volunteer walk leaders.