Let's go for a walk

Isn't it time you explored Oldham's great outdoors?

Oldham has 36 Parks, as well as glorious meadows, lush woodland and picturesque canals, Let’s go for a Walk and discover just how beautiful Oldham really is.

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It's underrated as a form of exercise but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.

The current recommendation for physical activity is just 30 minutes a day of moderate activity, such as brisk walking. ‘Brisk’ walking means that you breathe a little faster feel warmer and have a slightly faster heartbeat.

Oldham Council and Oldham Community Leisure are working together to help you take the next step and Walk to Run.

Running and Jogging is the natural progression from walking.  Begin with brisk walking and build up to regular running.

The only difference between walking, jogging and running is intensity and regular jogging/running is the natural progression to maintaining an active lifestyle and offers many health benefits including:  
  • Building strong bones, (as it is a weight bearing exercise)
  • Strengthening muscles
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness
  • Burning plenty of calories
  • Helping you to maintain a healthy weight

Where to walk


If you would like to know more about the Walk to Run initiative contact the Oldham Council team.