Why choose walking?
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight, and become healthier.
Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.
Walking for just half an hour counts towards your recommended daily exercise. This could even be broken up into two 15 minute walks.
Find out more
- Better Health Get Active - website
Is it suitable for me?
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. Just start small and work your way up to bigger walks.
Walking can help you even if you’re pregnant or have a long-term condition like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or diabetes too. If you can walk, you can join in.
Find out more
- Walking for Health - NHS website
Where can I walk?
Oldham boasts over 32 parks and green spaces and enjoys being the gateway to the Pennines and the Peak District national park. From a leisurely stroll along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath, to a hill walk in the uplands at Crompton Moor there's something for everyone.
- Oldham walking groups
- Let's Go For A Walk Maps
- Parks, countryside and canals in Oldham
- Walking trails in Oldham
- Health walks
- GM Walking
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