“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Did you know?
- Walking burns as many calories as jogging, but causes far less pressure on the joints!
- It improves mood and self esteem
- By walking for 30 minutes, 5 times a week you massively lower your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and some cancers.
- … and with the environment in mind – around one third of journeys we take by car/bus are under a mile long. This is less than 20 minutes walking!
These websites contain tools for planning journeys, finding amenities and calculating calories burnt!
Walk Score This tool lets you find amenities (such as shops, restaurants, fitness centres, and many many more) located within walking distance from your home. Very user-friendly and packed with information!
Walkit This “urban walking route planner” is similar in use to Googlemaps but provides more detailed information – including how much CO2 you save walking (as compared to driving or taking public transport).
Why not take a look at the UCLU Hiking and Walking Facebook page, if you would like to take part in longer walks where you can appreciate beautiful scenery and make friends!