Making the choice of walking the school run, walking to the shops or work or even just walking with friends to have a chat are all positive steps to a healthier, more active lifestyle choice, plus walking is a great low impact way to keep active and a good way to stay healthy.
Barnsley is home to a number of walking groups and also some surprisingly scenic walks that take in the rural footpaths and rights of way in the Barnsley borough.
Walk Well Barnsley is one of the groups, and is a Walking for Health scheme offering a number of free led walks to suit people of all ages and abilities. They particularly encourage people with long-term health conditions to join their walks and they’re a great way to be more active, improve your health and make new friends.
The health walks are not about rambling, hiking or ‘power walking’ – they’re just short led walks in your local area at your own pace. All our walks are led by qualified, friendly walk leaders who will welcome you to the group and support you on your walk.