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Walking is a fantastic way to get – and stay – healthy.

One of the reasons health experts give walking rave reviews is because it’s a ‘lifestyle exercise’. That means you can usually make time for it without too much of a change to your daily routine. Walking to work, to the shops, or the final mile from the bus stop may take a little more time, but it’s certainly not the big project that signing up for a gym (and the time or cost to get there) can be.

From your new home at Kingsbury Meadows you can walk into Wakefield city centre in around 25 minutes; here you’ll find a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities such as the Hepworth Art Gallery, Cineworld Cinema and the Theatre Royal. If you’d rather not walk that far there’s also loads of great facilities on your doorstep; Bannatynes Health Club, the Rhubarb Triangle Pub, and the popular Kashmiri Aroma Restaurant are just minutes away. In a few minutes you can also walk to Snowhill Retail Park where there are further facilities including, Subway, Aldi, Iceland Food Warehouse, Poundworld, McDonald’s, Costa, Bernado’s and Greggs.

You will also find Busy Bees nursery and Newton Hill Community School within 10 minutes’ walk and its just 30 minutes to Outwood Grange Academy. There are GP and pharmacy facilities within 10 minutes and you’re just 25 minutes away from Pinderfields Hospital and several dentists.

Plan your journey on foot

Get a route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.

Further Useful Links:

  • Local Walking Routes

    Wakefield City Council have provided lots of information on local walking routes and have even included some handy walking guides that you can download from their website. To access this information, click here.
  • Walking Routes, Groups and Events

    www.ramblers.org.uk is a charity that focuses on promoting walking in the UK. Their website allows you to search for local walking routes, groups and events in the local area.
  • Living Streets

    Living Streets is a national charity that supports pedestrians. Its website provides details of walking campaigns, including Walk to Work Week, and has lots of useful information on why it’s great to walk!
  • Walking for Health

    Walking for Health offers over 3,000 free, short walks every week. Find your nearest health walk scheme here
  • Walking for Life

    Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with? Click here for lots of useful walking tips to track your walks and even monitor your fitness levels.