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People often overestimate how long it takes to get around on foot. You can easily walk a mile in 20 minutes, or a quarter of a mile in about five minutes.

  • Walking releases endorphins, so you will arrive at your destination feeling fresh, relaxed and more alert.
  • Just being outdoors helps top up your vitamin D levels.
  • Walking burns calories to help maintain a healthy weight.
  • Walking reduces the risk of developing health problems.
  • Walking can improve the flexibility and strength of your muscles, joints and bones.

Even if you live just a bit too far to make the whole journey on foot, taking public transport will give you more of an opportunity to walk. There are some excellent park and ride schemes in Cheltenham and Gloucester too.

Gloucestershire Walk Maps

Cotswold AONB Walk Maps

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Lace up your shoes for National Walking Month It’s time to lace up your walking shoes as May is National Walking Month. Could you ditch the car for one day a week and do some of your everyday trips by foot instead? Or build in a walk as part of your daily journey? Whether it’s the school run, daily commute or a visit to the shops, National Walking Month encourages us all to boost our health by adding just 20 minutes of walking a day to our routines – that is just 10 minutes each way on any return trip Easy! These small steps can easily transform us in to a walking nation once again by helping us to enjoy our commute, to feel great, become fitter and healthier whilst reducing congestion and improving the air quality on our streets. It is estimated that we are walking in the UK a third less than we were just 20 years ago. Walking provides many benefits, both physical and mental – and now the evenings are lighter for longer, it’s the perfect time to get outside and get walking.