Walsall Walk On is a weekly programme of free health walks held in parks and countryside sites across the borough. Every walk is led by a trained walk leader who is assisted by a qualified back-marker, this means that the walks can be tailored to suit everybody.
Barr Beacon and other areas of green open space in the area are featured in the Pheasey health walk. Here are the details –
Time: 2.00pm for 2.15pm start
Meet: Collingwood Centre main entrance, Collingwood Drive, B43 7JW
Duration: 1 to 1 ½ hours approx.
Distance: 3 to 6.5km (2 to 4 miles)
Intensity: strenuous; hilly; suitable for regular walkers
Surfaces: hard and soft
Wear: sturdy shoes or walking boots and be prepared for wet weather
Walking to better health
Walking is one of the best forms of physical activity you can do. Regular walking has many benefits, these include weight control, keeping your heart healthy and reducing stress. You don't need to join a gym or buy expensive clothing or equipment. You can do it on your own or with others anywhere, anytime.
If you have a stable medical condition that your doctor's aware of, you don’t need their permission to go walking. If you haven't done any physical activity for a while, consider getting a health check from your GP.
How to walk to better health
- Try to do either 30 minutes or three 10 minute sessions on at least 5 days a week.