Bury: Walk with Me

About Us

Bury – Walk with Me was created through Bury Sport & Physical Activity Service to provide a variety of led walking opportunities throughout the Townships of Bury.  In 2015 Bury Walk with Me was awarded Full Accreditation Status for its dedication & commitment to this nationally recognised scheme and as part of our ongoing commitment to Walking for Health along with the help from our amazing Volunteer Walk Leaders, Bury - Walk with Me has now established weekly Health Walks in Bury, Summerseat, Greenmount, Prestwich, Radcliffe and most recently in Ainsworth & Birtle providing 10 weekly walk options to the communities of Bury.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the provision of such health walks, Bury - Walk with Me will contine to work hard to extend & develop led walking opportunities through all areas of Bury & tin doing so, catering for a variety of fitness levels, ranging from shorter 30 minute walks to longer walks lasting up to 90 minutes in duration.  

So whether you are a complete beginner wanting to get more active, or simply feel that you would benefit from walking in a group environment with likeminded individuals, our weekly health walks maybe just what you’ve been looking for, so keep an eye out for one of our health walk starting in your area soon.

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Ainsworth District Community Health Walk
Tuesday at 1pm
1:30
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
Friday 10:30am
1:30
BEATS Community Health Walk (SHORT)
Wednesday 1:00pm
0:30
Buggy & Sling Friendly Walk
Thursday (1st & 3rd) 10:00am
1:00
Bury Cancer Support Centre Health Walk
Wednesday at 1:30pm
1:00
Bury Hospice Walk & Talk
Tuesday at 10:30am
1:00
Chesham Wood & Parkland Walk
Monday at 1pm
1:30
Greenmount G.P. Surgery Community Health Walk
Tuesday 10:30am
0:30
Macmillan Cancer Support Community Health Walk
Tuesday 11:00am
1:30
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
Saturday 10:30am
1:15
Radcliffe Community Health Walk
Thursday 1:00pm
1:30
Summerseat District Community Health Walk
Monday 11:00am
1:00

Why do we need a walking programme?

It's a fact that most of us are not as active as we should be. Obesity levels among the population are increasing at an alarming rate. It is clear that some action needs to be taken to improve the health and fitness of us all. Walking is a simple, gentle form of exercise that can be done virtually anywhere and anytime. Walking is probably the easiest and most beneficial form of exercise there is. It is free to do, and most people can walk at least a short distance.

An extra 20 minutes a day can burn off an extra 7 pounds of body fat per year.

It can lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

It can help relieve stress. 

Strengthens the muscles in your hips and torso.

Helps the environment if you are walking instead of using a motor vehicle.

Gives you time to think and helps increase problem solving ability.

Improves your posture.

 

Our Walking Programme Offer...

*Please download a copy of our latest Walking Programme*

 

Join us on one of our walks...

If you would like to join us one one of our health walks, all you have to do is come along to the meeting point (detailed in our walking programme) a few minutes early so that one of our trained walk leaders can take your details. Then you're free to take part in as many walks as you like, as often as you like. If you want to know more before you start, simply get intouch via email at walkwithme@bury.gov.uk alternatively you can contact us on: 0161 253 6396

Our Events

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

 

Due to the recent Coronavirus Government Guidelines and advice from Public Health, in particular reference to SOCIAL DISTANCING for those aged 70+ or who have specific long-term health conditions, we (Bury Walk-With Me) will no longer be delivering our weekly led health walks until further notice.

 

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause, and we will post any new notifications regarding our future led walks on here, so please keep a look out for future walking updates.

 

For more information regarding the latest Coronavirus Guidelines and Social Distancing, please click on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Take care & keep safe!

 

 

 

 

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Contacts

Maria Cranston
Walking Coordinator
0161 253 6396
m.cranston@bury.gov.uk
Principal Physical Activity Development Officer
0161 253 5122
l.buggie@bury.gov.uk
  

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