Get active and enjoy the great outdoors this Christmas
Year of Walking is well underway and there are lots of fun, free family
activities available across the district between Christmas and New Year.
Council is encouraging residents to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and
explore some of the fantastic countryside the district has to offer.
Aspire Health app includes lots of trails, maps and activities for all the
family to walk off that Christmas dinner.
can also download the Love Exploring App, where children can discover dinosaurs
at Pugneys Country Park and Sandal Castle, find fairies at Newmillerdam and search
for planets at
Anglers Country Park (including Haw Park Wood).
Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport,
said: “Walking is one of the easiest ways to get
more active, especially after we’ve all over-indulged at Christmas!
“There are lots of free walking trails and activities to take part
in across our district and there really is something for everyone.
why not start your New Year on the right foot and get out and about and enjoy
the lovely parks and greenspace we are lucky to have across our district.”
are also encouraged to sign up to the ‘500 miles challenge’ – which equates to
2,500 steps per day over the course of a year - on the Aspire Health app and
track their steps against other people on the leader board.
be monthly prizes, a calendar of events, hints and tips and new challenges and
events will also be added throughout the year.
Aspire Health app and Love Exploring app are available in the App Store and
Google Play store.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to
get more active, lose weight and become fit. It's simple, free and ideal for
people of all ages.
find out more about Wakefield’s Year of Walking or to download walking maps and
routes, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/walking