Put your best foot forward this May and join people from all over Hull for National Walking Month.
Taking place throughout May, National Walking Month encourages people to hit the streets and enjoy the lighter evenings and warmer weather.
From ditching your car and walking into work, to days out with the family, there are hundreds of ways to add walking into your daily life.
Just 20 minutes of brisk walking a day reduces the risk of preventable conditions like heart disease, cancer, depression and Type 2 diabetes – small steps with big health benefits.
If you’re looking for inspiration this National Walking Month; never fear, as we’ve put together a handy guide to help you step into success.
East or west Hull? Show your colours and feel better for it.
Join Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers as they celebrate National Walking Month by encouraging people to record the number of walks that they complete.
Black and white or red and white – which team’s fans can chalk up the most miles?
Taking part is easy; simply get going and for every 20 minutes of brisk walking you do, you’ll earn a tick. Record these and submit them to us. Everyone that takes part and returns their logged walks will receive a certificate.
Dump the wheels
Making small changes to your daily routine can be a great way to bring walking into your life. Try walking into work or leave the car at home and head to the shops on foot instead.
Stuck for something to do over the long weekend? Grab the family and head to one of the city’s many parks and green spaces. With playgrounds and wildlife, a walk can become a fun day out for the whole family.
Join a local group
Throughout May dozens of community and charity groups will be holding their own walking events. From buggy-pushes for parents, to walking –sports and organised trails; there’s something for everyone.
Photograph courtesy of Fitmums and Friends
Follow a trail and see our city
Thanks to Hull City Council and Historic England there are a number of wonderful walks around the Old Town area. These trails are all simple to follow and have interesting sights along the way.
Take a stroll around our city’s rich history as these trails lead you to museums and galleries, statues and help you discover the world of poets, fishing and national heroes.
You can download a copy of the Hull Old Town Walking Trails leaflet here.