As adults we should be aiming to be physically active for a minimum 150 mins per week. Children should be active for an hour every day.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to build activity into your life. For the maximum health benefits try to walk at a brisk pace (as if late for an appointment) so your heart rate increases, you feel warmer but are still able to hold a conversation.
One of the easiest ways to be active at the recommended levels is to walk for at least 30mins 5 times per week.
Walking can help you to;
- Feel better and have more energy
- Reduce stress and sleep better
- Reduce blood pressure and keep your heart healthy
- Less chance of developing certain diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
- Help manage your weight
Our Health walks are regular short walks that last between 20 minutes to 90 minutes and are aimed at people of all abilities and fitness levels. Each walk is led by at least one trained walk leader.
Health walks are free, you don't need any fancy walking gear, just sensible footwear and clothing suited to the weather conditions. All walks are non-smoking and please check before bringing along dogs.
ALL walks are FREE
but you must register before attending your first walk. This can be done at the
bottom of the page.
|Day||Time ||Location ||Meeting at ||Postcode ||Length||Frequency |
|Monday||10am||Horbury||The Cluntergate Centre||WF4 5DA||30mins - 1hr 30mins||Weekly|
|Monday||9:50am||Hemsworth||Hemsworth Library||WF9 4JY||1hr - 1hr 30mins||Weekly|
|Tuesday||1pm ||Crofton Community Centre||Car Park||WF4 1LB||1hr 30mins +||Fortnightly: w/c 29/06/2021 |
|Wednesday ||10:30am ||Havercroft + Ryhill Community Centre||Car Park||WF4 2BD||1hr – 1hr 30mins||Fortnightly: w/c 07/07/2021|
|Thursday||10:10am||Nostell||Nostell Priory Car Park||WF4 1QE||30mins - 1hr||Weekly|
|Thursday||10am||Walton||Walton Social Club||WF2 6LA||1hr 30mins +||Fortnightly: w/c 08/07/2021|
|Thursday||10am||Ferrybridge||Ferrybridge Community Centre||WF11 8PQ||1hr - 1hr 30mins||Fortnightly w/c 26/08/2021|
|Thursday||10am||Knottingley||25 Marine Villa Road|
(Morrisons Car Park)
|WF11 8ER||1hr - 1hr 30mins||Fortnightly|
|Friday||10am||Normanton||The Well Being Project||WF6 2HB||30mins - 1hr 30mins +||Weekly|
|Friday||10:10am||Nostell||Nostell Priory Car Park||WF4 1QE||30mins - 1hr||Weekly|
We have over 20 walks around the district. If there isn't a walk near you, why not set up your own? Contact us for more information.
All walkers must register for a FREE Aspire membership before attending their first walk. To register click below. If you have any problems, please refer to the instructions below. [Please note: a valid email address is required for this process]
- Select Pugneys Country Park and Walks from the drop down list
- Tick box to set as preferred site
- Walking Registration box – select Add to Basket
- Hover over shopping basket in the top right hand corner and select Checkout
- Select 'I'm new….and would like to sign up'
- Complete the registration process
- Log in using your email and password
IMPORTANT - Hover over shopping basket in the top right hand corner and proceed through the checkout process (please read disclaimer information)
call Thornes Park Stadium on 01924 302385 to book and register. Monday 12noon –
8:30pm, Tuesday – Friday 7:15am – 8:30pm, Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm, Sunday