Wigan & Leigh: Inspiring healthy lifestyles Health Walks programme
Inspiring healthy lifestyles health walks are led by volunteers and our extensive partnership across Wigan Borough to offer a varied, accessible and diverse programme of health walks to encourage people to walk more in their local area. Health walks range from 30 to 90 minutes and are suitable for beginners to exercise and those with medical conditions. The team also offer specific 12 week walking programmes to existing groups which can be tailored to their needs.
Our walks aim to use Wigan Borough's glorious green space to encourage adults of all ages and abilities to become more active in a safe and sociable atmosphere. All walks are free of charge!
Inspiring healthy lifestyles walks programme is ideal for people who want to improve their general health and wellbeing and provide a great opportunity to explore Wigan Borough's glorious green space in a safe and sociable atmosphere. Health walks range from shorter 30 minute walks, one hour health walks to a longer 90 minute walk. Please come prepared with suitable sturdy footwear and clothing and bring a drink. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up and you'll be made to feel very welcome. Our groups are very social and many arrange refreshments after the walk. A copy of our latest walks programme can be downloaded below.
The team also organise Nordic Walking and longer progression walks which can include more challenging terrain and intensity, which do not form part of our Walking for Health accredited programme of Health Walks. Please visit http://www.inspiringhealthylifestyles.org/walking for more information.
Join our award winning volunteers! Hot off the press - Inspiring healthy lifestyles Health Walks Scheme volunteers have been voted WINNERS in the recent Ramblers President's Volunteers Awards - well done!!
To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee celebrations of 2012, a series of fifteen Jubilee Legacy Walks have been developed to celebrate the richness and diversity of Wigan Borough's green space. The walks are located in five themed areas of the Borough and each has a silver, gold and diamond walk with distance ranging from 1 to 9 miles. The walks can be downloaded via our website http://www.inspiringhealthylifestyles.org/walking - go explore!