Year of Walking

We've launched our Year of Walking to encourage everyone to become healthier and more active - whatever your fitness level!

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.

Below is a list of the many organised walking activities you can find across our district. You can filter the list based on location, difficulty and distance, whether they are suitable for all the family, whether the route is suitable for people with disabilities, and whether there is a cost for hiring equipment such as a running buggy.

You don't need to join one of our organised walks to get going – there are plenty of places you can begin your Year of Walking!

Family walks and story trails - Take on an adventure together with our 'Room on the Broom' Adventure Trail, 'Gnome Roam' or 'Blown Away' trail. 

Walk The Wakefield Way - a route around the whole district which is divided in to 11 sections. Why not walk a section that's local to you and then try some of the other parts too?  

Short walks - originally designed to help you get out and about on your lunch break, our short walks are anything from half an hour long to a little longer.

Disability friendly walks - there are loads of walking routes around the district which are wheelchair and disability friendly.

Parks and countryside - You don't need a walking route to go for wander, especially when we've got so many great parks and such beautiful greenspace.

Download our app and begin your 500 miles challenge

As part of our Year of Walking you can now download our FREE Aspire Health app and join our 500 miles challenge.

By downloading the Aspire Health app, you can sign up to the ‘500 miles challenge’ and track your steps against other people on the leaderboard.

There’ll be monthly prizes, a calendar of events, hints and tips and new challenges and events will also be added throughout the year.

Our Aspire Health app is available in the App Store and Google Play store.

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