Walking

Walking is not only a fantastic way to stay healthy – it also does wonders for your mental health and is a great way to explore this beautiful county and spend time with friends and family.

In Kent and Medway we are lucky to have some stunning walking trails and country parks, as well as many pretty towns and villages to explore on foot. Walking can also be enjoyed as part of your regular daily routine or as an alternative to using the car for short journeys, with even a 10-minute brisk walk each day helping to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. So get on your feet, and start enjoying the many benefits walking has to offer.

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Couch to walking 5k

If you want to get more active in your everyday life, but don’t know where to start, go for a walk! From starting with just 10 steps to working up...

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Paul’s MS walking story

Paul Jenkins was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2003, and has been living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since being involved in a car accident when he was 19...

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Active 10

Active 10 is part of the One You programme, and encourages people to take brisk 10-minute walks every day. Brisk walking is a great way to start building up to...

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Explore Kent

Explore Kent is part of Kent County Council, working with public, private and voluntary sector partners. They promote walking routes around the county such as the England Coastal Path, the...

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Walking for Health

Walking is the perfect exercise to keep your body and mind healthy. Just by simply walking, it helps us to maintain a healthy weight, strengthens our muscles and bones, raises...

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Medway Towpath walking & cycling route

The Medway Towpath provides a long and peaceful stretch of riverside pathway, which is ideal for walking and cycling. The towpath can be cycled between Aylesford and Barming Bridge, with...

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Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

There is so much to explore in this "wonderful world of trees", from walking and running routes to adrenaline pumping cycling tracks.

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Kent Connected

Kent Connected’s ambition is to improve your journeys in Kent. They are passionate about saving you time and money all the while helping to improve the environment and your health...

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NHS Live Well – get active your way

NHS Live Well is a collection of webpages with fantastic suggestions for easy exercises you can do to build your confidence and improve your health and wellbeing. The “get active...

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NHS Live Well – walking for health

NHS Live Well is a collection of webpages with fantastic suggestions for easy exercises you can do to build your confidence and improve your health and wellbeing. Walking is a...

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Beating the boredom

We’ve all been there. You make a plan to get more active, perhaps a new year’s resolution. It goes well for a few days, perhaps even a few weeks but...

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Get fit for free

Take a look at our series of articles to help you get fit without the expensive gym membership.

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