Getting here on foot

One of the reasons health experts give walking rave reviews is because it’s a ‘lifestyle exercise’. That means you can usually make time for it without too much of a change to your daily routine. Walking to work (or even undertaking part of your journey on foot) can improve your health, make a positive contribution to the environment and save you money.

Most people can walk two miles in around thirty minutes so if you live nearer than that why not try walking to work – you don’t have to do it every day, even leaving the car at home one day a week can make a big difference.

Plan your journey on foot

WMDC Walking Advice

Walking for health


Walk 4 Life

Using you can get a route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.

Wakefield Council have published advice for those walking around the district, including details of local walking routes, health walks and podcasts.

To visit the walking pages click here

Walking is a fantastic way to get – and stay – healthy.

Because it’s easy to fit into everyday life, people who walk tend to keep it up. And as you’ll see below, regular exercise is exactly what you need to improve your health.

To visit the Walking for Health website click here

Mapmywalk is a fitness tracking application that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities, including your walk to work. Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. You can even effortlessly save and upload your workout data to MapMyWalk where you can view your route workout data, and comprehensive workout history.

Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with?

Visit the Walk4Life website – click here