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Walking

We all know that walking is good for you, after all it’s good for your heart, your head and your wallet as well as being for anyone of any age and fitness level.

You’ll find plenty of opportunities to get walking in Central Bedfordshire to get you and your family moving more…

Getting started

It is recommended that people exercise for at least 30 minutes a day but if you are new to walking you might want to try starting with 10 minutes and build up when you feel more comfortable.

Make sure you have suitable footwear, clothing that is comfortable and check the weather! Waterproofs for the good old English weather but on the odd occasion we get the sun, make sure you have sun protection and plenty of water.

Walk 4 Health

Walk 4 Health is England’s largest network of walking health schemes. Programmes run throughout Central Bedfordshire. Health walks are regular, led, walks which are free and open to all – although aimed particularly at people who are presently doing little or no exercise. Many of our walks end at cafés where people can have a coffee and a chat before they leave.

Find local walks near you on Walk 4 Health's website (link opens in new window)

Circular walks available in Central Bedfordshire

Local beginner walks

These walks are for beginners, so they are short walks of 30 to 45 minutes and run on a weekly basis. Current beginner walks are:

Shefford

Shefford Library, Shefford, SG17 5DD
Thursday, 10am

Houghton Regis

Houghton Regis Library, Houghton Regis, LU5 5ES
Tuesday, 10am

Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard Library, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RX
Thursday, 10am

Tddenfoot Leisure Centre, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2AF
Wednesday, 10am

Upper Caldecote

Peter Maudlin Pavilion, Upper Caldecote, SG18 9BQ
Friday, 10am

No need to book

No booking required but please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Please email active.lifestyles@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to find out more about beginner walks or if you would like to suggest a new location.

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