Walsall Walk On

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 –

 

Thursday
2.00pm for 2.15pm start
Collingwood Centre main entrance, Collingwood Drive, B43 7JW
1 to 1 ½ hours approx.
3 to 6.5km (2 to 4 miles)
strenuous; hilly; suitable for regular walkers
hard and soft
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

  • If you're not used to walking, build up gradually.
  • Ideally, you should work towards walking for 30 minutes a day.
  • Walk at a pace that makes you warm and breathing slightly heavier than normal.
  • Don’t overdo it, you should still be able to walk and talk.
  • Alternatively, if you can't manage 30 minutes of continuous walking, try three 10 minute sessions spread throughout the day.
  • Try to do either 30 minutes or three 10 minute sessions on at least 5 days a week.


Any walking is better than none, but a brisk walk is best.