Walking is a great way to exercise safely as part of your leisure time or commute.
If you aren’t already discovering the joys of walking, there are plenty of resources and organisations out there that can help to get you moving in your local area. Any type of walking is good for you, but brisk walking is best!
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Inspiration for your next walk
South Yorkshire provides plenty of great places to go for a walk, whether it's in and around our urban centres or discovering hidden gems, green spaces and parks there really is something for everyone.
Here are some of our own favourite routes right now and links to routes that may just inspire your next walk locally to you with your household or support bubble.
The excellent 'Go Jauntly' app features a series of 30-60 minute walks that we have helped to curate. You'll need to download the app to be able to follow these routes, but the good news is that you can get Go Jauntly on both Google Play and the App Store. If you're in Sheffield city centre, why not try the Cholera Monument walk or take a step back in time to follow the Sheffield Blitz trail? You could even lose yourself in an 'Amble through Anston Stones' or discover the lovely scenery around Manvers Lake in Doncaster. There are also a couple of short circular routes around the iPort in Doncaster which take 15-30 minutes or can be combined in to a longer walk.
Did you know that the Local Authority's across South Yorkshire have some excellent routes, hints and tips to help every level of walker? Take a look for yourself with these handy guides for Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.
Sheffield's Outdoor City team have pulled together some fantastic suggestions - and routes - for how you can 'explore the city on foot'.
Keep on top of your steps
NHS Active10 app to help get you started and see how much of your walking is 'brisk'?
Active10 is available on Google Play and the App Store. You can track your steps and set goals and it will also give you tips to help boost your activity. There are also some excellent resources on the Public Health England Active 10 website.
For the more adventurous or experienced walker, the team at the Outdoor City have also produced a helpful guide for improving your walking experience - the '10 things you'll need in your rucksack for your next walking adventure'. We love it.