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Walking? You have come to the right place

Publish Date: 28 April 2021

May is National Walking Month. What better way to spend some time during the light spring evenings than take part in an activity that is good for your health and makes you feel happy?

pathway through woods

And where better to walk than through the captivating and diverse landscape of Wealden?

Many of us have been walking more during lockdown. Now we can travel further afield to explore the countryside and follow new trails. The Healthy Wealden website has a new Explore the Outdoors section where you can find Wealden’s country parks, open spaces and woodlands near you. If you’re looking to take the family out, why not search for your local recreation areas and children’s playgrounds. Wealden has an array of green spaces waiting to be explored.

The Walking section on the Get Active page provides information on:

  • How walking can benefit you.
  • Ways to increase your step count.
  • A wide range of short walks in East Sussex provided by The Conservation Volunteers.

The 1-2-3 Walks promoted by The Conservation Volunteers are self-led walks of 1,2, or 3 miles around local parks, woods and nature reserves.  There are 23 walks in Wealden. They are great for families of all ages. You can print out the maps or download them to your smart phone.

There is so much to see away from the well-trod tourist trails. John Muir, the Scot who helped pioneer national parks in the United States said: “Between every two pine trees, there is a door leading to a new way of life.”  Walking is also good for your heart, helps control weight, lowers the risk of dementia, increases your vitamin D intake and gives your body a free workout.

Who knows where your next step may lead you?