Family walking

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Getting outdoors and being at one with nature will also do wonders for both your mental and physical health.

Blaby District is home to some stunning parks, including Bouskell Park and the picturesque Glen Parva Nature Reserve. Walking is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed as part of your daily routine and even a 10 minute brisk walk will provide you with many health benefits. Walking can be enjoyed alone or can be done in an organised group or with friends making it the perfect social activity. Simply put, walking is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. To get started, all you need is a pair of comfortable shoes or trainers and then you can venture out on a local route that suits you!

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Health walk at everards meadows

Health Walks

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and...

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Active Travel

Getting around your local area without using your car is a great way to build movement into your day.

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Go Jauntly local walking route app

Go Jauntly – Local Walks

A free community-based walking app, Go Jauntly invites you into a world of outdoor adventure. Find local walks created by the people who know and love them, discover the greenest walking routes or note down the good things you see in everyday nature.

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local walking routes in Blaby District

Walking Routes

There are many attractive walking routes in and around Blaby District, both in our urban areas and out in the countryside or along the canal. We have a wide range...

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Shake Up Your Commute, Shape Up Your Health

A lot of us just don’t get as much time as we’d like to exercise, but what if there was a way to get fitter, healthier and happier without eating...

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Go Jauntly Local Walking App

Go Jauntly – Heritage Walks

Whether you stomp, roam, ramble, hike or wander, we have unlimited walking trails for you to enjoy. Download our free walking app and enjoy a pocket-sized encyclopedia of urban walks.

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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses specially designed poles (not to be confused with trekking poles) to work your upper body as well as your legs. The...

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Active 10 App to track physical activity

NHS Active 10

The Active 10 app records every minute of walking you do (anonymously). Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go! The app tracks your steps, helps you set goals, shows you your achievements and gives you tips to boost your activity. Did you know walking briskly, even for 1 minute, counts as exercise? What are you waiting for - take your first steps today!

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Walking Routes – Choose How You Move

Many local, regional and national trails have been devised over the years by local authorities and walking organisations, promoting the public rights of way network. Explore and enjoy Leicestershire and beyond using our whole host of walking information.

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NHS guide to walking for your health

NHS – Walking for Health

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.

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Active Together Walking

Active Together Walks is a scheme designed to provide a range of walking groups across our district suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced.

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Parks and Open Spaces

We have a wide range of fantastic green spaces providing the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.

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The Choose How You Move rewards challenge is powered by BetterPoints and allows you to earn points for walking, running and cycling. Track your journeys using the free BetterPoints app to earn points and redeem them for high street vouchers, or donate them to your favourite charity.

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Steps app

Steps App Pedometer

StepsApp turns your phone into a simple Step counter, giving you a quick overview of your daily steps, distance, time, floors climbed and active calories.

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Map my Walk

Track and map every walk with Mapmywalk. For every mile you go, you'll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance.

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Komoot App

Wherever and however you choose to explore, komoot has a route for that. From ready-built routes in your area that can be filtered by distance, difficulty and public transport links, to your very own route planner, which allows you to customise each route to include whatever you want to see along the way.

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