Walking routes near me: Where can I walk in my local area?

Walking is an excellent form of exercise for many reasons. It’s a great way to get your heart rate up, it’s low-impact so it’s easy on your joints, and it’s a great way to get some fresh air and explore your surroundings.

But one of the common reasons that people don’t get started is that they don’t know where to walk! It can seem tough to find a place to walk that isn’t just to the shops and back.

But with a bit of thought, it’s easy to find some different walks in your local area. In fact, you’re probably surrounded by options and don’t even realise it!

We’ve put together a few quick ideas to help give you a bit of inspiration.

Take a stroll through your local park.

One great option for walking is to head to your local park.

Many parks have dedicated footpaths, which make it easy and safe to walk.

Walking in a local park is a great option if you want to get some fresh air in a lovely green space not too far from your home.

The UK Government website has a great directory of local parks – all you need to do is enter your postcode.

Where can I walk in my local area

Explore your neighbourhood with the help of Plot a Route

If exploring your neighbourhood is more up your street, sites such as Plot A Route can help you plan your walking route and give an indication of how many miles you’re going to be walking.

You’re able to easily print or digitally share your route with others – so it’s easy to let your friends and family know where you’re going to be.

Get social while you get fit by joining a walking group

Joining a walking group can be a great way to make new friends, see different parts of your local area, and get some fresh air – all at the same time!

If you want to socialise while you get fit, consider joining a walking group such as the Ramblers. They have walking groups all over the UK, so you’re sure to find one not too far away from home.

Get closer to nature with a Wildlife Trust nature walk

Walking isn’t just about getting some exercise – it can also be a great way to connect with nature.

The Wildlife Trust has walking routes all over the UK, so you’re sure to find one near you.

Nature walks are a great option if you want to explore different areas of natural beauty and learn more about the wildlife that lives there.

Take in the scenery with a National Trust country walk

The National Trust also has a wide variety of walks to choose from, each with its own unique scenery to take in.

From historic landscapes to picturesque coastline, there’s bound to be a National Trust walk that takes your fancy.

So there you have it – a few ideas of where you can start walking in your local area. With so many options available, there’s no excuse not to get out there and explore!

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