Fit for the Future - Wellbeing at Ashford and Saint Peter's Hospitals

Walking routes

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.

You do not have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. Although life for many has changed in the pandemic the importance of walking through nature has become more important than ever.

Why not look at our walking maps of St Peter's and Ashford to get you started?

The easiest way to walk more is to make walking a habit.

Think of ways to include walking in your daily routine.

Examples include:

  • walking part of your journey to work
  • walking to the shops
  • using the stairs instead of the lift
  • leaving the car behind for short journeys
  • walking the kids to school
  • doing a regular walk with a friend
  • going for a stroll with family or friends after dinner