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Walking

Exercising while social distancing

A guide on how to fit cycling, walking or running in your day

On 23 March 2020, UK went on lock down to slow the spread of COVID-19 - announcing everyone must now stay at home, except in exceptional circumstances. People were encouraged to be physically active during this time whilst maintaining social distancing:
• Being active within the confines of your own home / garden
• Exercising outside your home once a day by cycling, walking or running. This may be done alone or with members of your household only

 

For many shorter journeys, walking can be the best way to get around. It's an underrated form of exercise but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active. It can help you to meet your recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day. Plus, it's free.

Walking events

Walks take place every week throughout the year and make the most of the green spaces, parks, canals and neighbourhoods all across Sandwell.

Free programme of activities 

We want your views

The walk and cycle Sandwell Facebook page is for pedestrians and cyclists that are interested in discussing their experiences both good and bad when travelling around the borough. This page is where you can air your views about walking and cycling infrastructure and let the council know where you are experiencing problems on your journey.

Planning your journey

You can use a walking journey planner to find the best walking route to your destination. Alternatively, you can use a multimodal journey planner if you are planning to walk as part of a journey using different modes of travel such as bus or train. 

Walking for leisure

Improving walking in Sandwell

The Sandwell Walking Strategy was adopted in September 2015 and seeks to increase walking uptake, target resources and deliver improvements to the walking environment. We are currently developing a Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) and you can comment on this document in late spring 2019.

One of the groups that oversees the delivery of the strategy is the Sandwell Local Access Forum. However, if you want to report any issues, or suggest any improvements, then please get in touch:

Email: transport@sandwell.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 569 4261/4219