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Walking is good for our health, an excellent way to socialise, and is a form of active travel - sustainable and carrying for the environment. 

Your legs and lungs will feel better after a short or long walk , and being outside and in amongst green spaces is excellent for our well being. 

The green spaces, countryside and agricultural land in Gloucestershire are stunning! 

Benefits of walking

  • Walking releases endorphins and improves your mood, 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.
  • Walking can help you to reduce stress.
  • Walking can increase your energy.
  • Walking can help you better manage anxiety.
  • Walking can help you sleep better.
  • Walking can improve your confidence and self-esteem.

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.

Useful walking links

Page updated: 07/06/2021 Page updated by: ThinkTravel

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