Welcome to the award-winning Healthwalks scheme! There are 18 regular walks across the city and lengths l range from under a mile (average walking time: twenty to thirty minutes) up to three miles (average walking time one and a half to two hours). They are all free, led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders and are also accessible by public transport. Research suggests that walking is possibly the single most effective and accessible form of physical activity and health professionals now recommend that everyone should aim to do 30 minutes of moderate exercise (such as walking) at least five times a week. Because walking is such an accessible form of exercise it is particularly beneficial to those who are getting little or no exercise, recovering from illness or lacking in confidence. Many of the walks are also wheelchair and buggy-friendly.

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