May is walking month with Everybody Active

May is Living Streets National Walking Month and Everybody Active have lots of ways for everyone of all abilities to join in across Kirklees.

Walking is an easy and accessible way to improve physical and mental health and a 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

By swapping a short drive for a short walk, you can also help reduce air pollution, congestion and road danger – whilst saving yourself some money and getting active in the process! #Try20 in May!

Wellness Service Wellbeing Walks

Join the Wellness Service walking leaders every Wednesday and Thursday for an accessible walk. Starting at Greenhead Park, Batley Wilton Park, Dewsbury Crow Nest Park and Slaithwaite Library, the walks are suitable for all abilities and take between 30 minutes to an hour.  Routes are generally flat, and you can go at your own pace. A great way to meet new people, enjoy the spring air and feel good.

When: Every Wednesday and Thursday

More information: www.kirkleeswellnessservice.co.uk

Walking football at Huddersfield Giants and Huddersfield Town

Walking Football is played to the same rules as the standard game without running, jogging or collisions to ensure it is low impact. The aim to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle whatever level of fitness. But don’t be fooled, it’s no walk in the park and involves a lot of mental agility!

 

Where: Huddersfield Giants Community Trust, The Zone

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45

More information: Walking Football | Huddersfield Giants Community Trust (hgct.co.uk)

 

Where: Huddersfield Town Foundation Leeds Road Sports Complex.

When: Every Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30

More information: Home – Huddersfield Town Foundation (htafcfoundation.com)

Local walks with the Ramblers Association

Working with the Rambler’s, our Everybody Active team have set walks all over Kirklees. From the North to the South and everywhere in between! Simply search for your area on ramblers.org and nearby routes, groups and events will be listed.

You can filter walks, so it is dog friendly and has wheelchair accessibility. In addition, you can change the length of the walk (from under 5km to over 16km) and more. Whether you’re looking for a short or long walk, there’s something for everyone.

Become a Walk Leader

Everybody Active are running a couple of Walk Leader courses this month. Become a volunteer Walk Leader and guide and support wellbeing walks in your local community.

When: Monday 23 May

Where: John Smith Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG

 

When: Saturday 28 May

Where: Leeds Road Sports Complex, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY

 

Booking is essential. For more information, contact Alex Craddock from the Everybody Active team alex.craddock@kirklees.gov.uk