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.  As part of our commitment to the National Walking for Health Scheme, Bury - Walk with Me has already established weekly Health Walks in Bury, Summerseat, Greenmount, Prestwich and most recently in Radcliffe and in 2015 was awarded Full Accreditation Status for its dedication & commitment to this nationally recognised scheme.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the provision of such health walks, Bury - Walk with Me will be working hard to continually extend & develop led walking opportunities through all areas of Bury through the provision of additional health walks, 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)
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
Friday 10:30am
1:30
BEATS Community Health Walk (SHORT)
Wednesday 1:00pm
0:30
Buggy & Sling Friendly Walk
Tuesday 1:00pm
1:00
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

Walk with me - Bury

We are delighted to share our exciting news that 3 of our very special Volunteer Walk Leaders have been nominated in the Inspiring Walkers category to recieve a 2018 National Volunteer Award.

Eileen Robinson, Ann Bowes & Brian Marshall are volunteers with the Bury - Walk with Me Walking for Health Scheme. Over the past three years they have collectively delivered over 400 health walks, equating to over 600 volunteer hours, helping to improve the health and wellbeing of over 300 walkers. Over 4,500 attendances have been recorded so far – an outstanding level of participation.

Not only have they been long standing, dedicated volunteer walk leaders to the scheme, but each has played a significant supporting role in helping to mentor and guide new volunteers through their walk leader training, enabling Bury – Walk with Me to grow and expand the walking offer to other communities within the borough. It’s undoubtedly down to the commitment and dedication of Eileen, Ann and Brian that we have been able to establish, grow & develop our Bury scheme to provide more health walks to the people and communities of Bury.

Please visit the Volunteer Zone on the Ramblers website at www.ramblers.org.uk where you can vote for our volunteers!

 

More News!!!!

 

Our brand new weekly Radcliffe Community Health Walk stepped out for the first time last Thursday and attracted a fabulous 21 walkers.

If you would like to join them next time, walkers should meet at 1pm at Radcliffe Metrolink car park entrance, where Walk Leaders, Jean Foster and Evan Parker will take you on a 90-minute walk.

This circular walk crosses the pedestrian crossing, passing the former Radcliffe Leisure Centre and heads along the 'banana path' to the old canal side.

Walkers can enjoy the countryside and associated wildlife for approximately 1.2miles until reaching a view of Elton Reservoir, where the walk then turns down Hinds Lane along the River Irwell. From there the walk continues through to Bury Road and the entrance to the Newbank Garden Centre, where walkers can enjoy a well-earned coffee/tea break before continuing with the return walk back to the Metrolink Station.

Please note: While this walk is mainly flat and uses established pathways, it may be muddy in places (especially after bad weather) and includes crossing a short field path and tram lines. Walkers are advised to wear sturdy, comfortable footwear and a warm, waterproof coat.

 

 

 

 

February 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
 
 
 
Radcliffe Community Health Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:30
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
 
Greenmount G.P. Surgery Community Health Walk
10:30
 
Macmillan Cancer Support Community Health Walk
11:00
 
Buggy & Sling Friendly Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (SHORT)
13:00
 
Radcliffe Community Health Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:30
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
 
Greenmount G.P. Surgery Community Health Walk
10:30
 
Macmillan Cancer Support Community Health Walk
11:00
 
Buggy & Sling Friendly Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (SHORT)
13:00
 
Radcliffe Community Health Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:30
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
 
Greenmount G.P. Surgery Community Health Walk
10:30
 
Macmillan Cancer Support Community Health Walk
11:00
 
Buggy & Sling Friendly Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (SHORT)
13:00
 
Radcliffe Community Health Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:30
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
 
Greenmount G.P. Surgery Community Health Walk
10:30
 
Macmillan Cancer Support Community Health Walk
11:00
 
Buggy & Sling Friendly Walk
13:00
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (SHORT)
13:00
 
 
 
 
 

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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