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.  Although in its infancy, and as part of our commitment to the National Walking for Health Scheme, Bury - Walk with Me has already established weekly Health Walks in Summerseat, Greenmount & Prestwich and has recently been 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, the next 12 months will be an exciting time for Bury - Walk with Me, as we will be working hard to extend our walking offer through the provision of additional health led walks throughout other areas of Bury, 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 10:00am
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
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

December 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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28
29
30
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2
3
 
 
 
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:00
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Summerseat District Community Health Walk
11:00
 
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
 
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:00
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
 
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
 
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:00
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
 
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
 
 
BEATS Community Health Walk (LONGER)
10:00
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 
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26
27
28
29
30
31
 
 
 
 
 
Prestwich District Community Health Walk
10:30
 
 

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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