Family walking on public footpath

Have you made a promise to yourself to be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There is another way. You don’t need to spend a fortune on gym memberships – you can get fit and have fun by doing loads of free outdoor activities across the county.

Together with our friends at Explore Kent, we have put together a series of suggestions for things you can do to get more active without spending a thing.

Take a look below, and click on the links to read the full articles about each activity.

Outdoor gyms

Outdoor gyms are a brilliant way to tone up, get fit and work out without the price tag of an indoor gym. In an outdoor gym, you can expect to find all the equipment you will find in a regular gym and it’ll be easier to use too.

Find out more about outdoor gyms

Trail running

Trail running can involve running along a public footpath, or through a country park, and thanks to the varied terrain it’ll get you fitter quicker. Sound good?

Find out more about trail running

Trim trail

Trim trails are running and walking routes around country parks that incorporate free fitness equipment, for those who want to improve their fitness while running, jogging or walking through the park.

Find out more about trim trails

parkrun

parkrun offer 5km timed events every Saturday morning in areas of open space around the UK. They are free, open to all, whether you’re a runner, jogger, walker or volunteer, and they are safe and easy to take part in.

Find out more about parkrun

Geocaching

Geocaching is a brilliant way to start exploring the outdoors and discovering hidden treasure. If you’re looking to add purpose to your walk in addition to looking at great views and getting fitter, geocaching is for you.

Find out more about geocaching

Breeze rides

Breeze rides are free-of-charge guided cycling routes just for women. The rides take place in a variety of settings and cater for all abilities, from beginners to advanced riders.

Find out more about Breeze rides

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Get fit for free – Breeze rides

Get fit for free – Breeze rides

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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parkrun

parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed community events that are open to everyone. There are 24 parkruns and 13 junior parkruns across Kent & Medway.

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Explore Kent’s top 5 family walks

Explore Kent’s top 5 family walks

Explore Kent recommend their top five family walks to try around the county

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Explore Kent’s top 5 family bike rides

Explore Kent’s top 5 family bike rides

Kent Sport are helping to inspire families to get out and get active together. Across the county there are all sorts of brilliant places to go, activities to try and...

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Explore Kent – easy access trails

Explore Kent – easy access trails

Easy access trails are ideal for people with pushchairs, wheelchair users or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with no stiles or gates.

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RunTogether – running routes

RunTogether – running routes

RunTogether is a great resource for anyone looking to find new opportunities to run in their local area. They provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone, whatever...

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