Inspiring more walking and cycling across Northumberland
Download our new free walking book!
Are you looking for motivation to get out and about? If so, we've developed a brand new walking booklet packed with creative walking activities to help put a spring in your step!
The booklet contains ideas for 6 'creative walks' designed to inspire you to get out and explore your local area and discover the wonderful things within walking distance of your home. From memory walks, to mindful walking and even chalk walking there is something for everyone.
Men's Health Week 2023
Did you know that regular walking can have a significant positive impact on mental health, such as reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression and improving mood? Walking, and all exercise for that matter, helps release feel-good chemicals in the brain, increases self-esteem, and provides a sense of accomplishment, leading to a more positive outlook on life!
To support Men's Health Week 2023, we tagged along with two local walking groups to hear about how walking has made a real difference to their lives and supported positive mental health - take a look at their video...
What is the BIG Northumberland Gear Change?
The Big Northumberland Gear Change is a local campaign to encourage us all to slow down, take stock and adopt more sustainable ways of moving around the county by walking, cycling and using public transport more often.
Reducing our reliance on cars is crucial to achieving Northumberland's net zero target by 2030. With only 13% of all journeys in Northumberland made on foot or by bike and with a third of all trips made in the county less than 5km, there is plenty of potential for us all to ditch our cars some or all of the time in favour of healthier, greener and happier ways of getting around.