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Get Walking Keep Walking in Harlow


Get Walking Keep Walking Harlow covers walking routes from key GP surgeries in and around the town centre. Featuring both urban and rural aspects these short, circular walking routes will take you around your local area showing you history, culture and greenery. By downloading any of these walking routes you will have easy access to walks suitable for everyone.

Led Health Walks

Walking for health offers free regular short led walks across the whole of England. All walks are open and available to anyone who can comfortably walk two to four miles. Please visit the Walking for Health website for local information.

The Ramblers

For those looking to broaden their walking experiences, Ramblers offer a wide range of country walks both short and long. Visit the Ramblers walksfinder where you can search for walks near you by distance and start point. Here you will find further information on how to attend one of these walks and also what to expect.

To become a member of the Ramblers visit the website

Tips For Walking

Use a pedometer. Measure how many steps you take. Try adding a few more steps each day.

Walk regulary. Try to walk on most days for the week. If you can only walk a couple of minutes to start with then that's okay - aim to build up gradually.

Wear suitable footwear. Wear shoes that are comfortable, that provide good support and don't give you blisters.

Wear Suitable Clothing. You will feel warmer when you're walking briskly so wear loose fitting and light clothing that allows you to move freely.

Burn off calories. The longer you walk, the more calories you burn - pushing a pram when you walk uses even more.

Walk with a buddy. Walk with someone and have a good chat along the way - or have a family walk after dinner.

Walk and discover local parks, paths and open spaces and places of interest such as the Museum of Harlow and the town's various sculptures.

Enjoy a lunchtime walk. You could walk with colleagues and unwind from work.

Get a dog or offer to take a friend's or neighbour's dog for a walk.

Get the kids walking. Walk the children to school when you can.

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