Why walk?

The average adult should do around 30 minutes of exercise 5 times week. Walking regularly is a great way to achieve this and convenient to fit into your day.

There are also a number of personal health and well being benefits to be gained from walking and cycling:

  • lowering the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes

  • stronger bones

  • a strengthened immune system

  • better weight management

  • increased energy levels

  • enhanced self-esteem

  • better sleep

  • save you money

Outdoor walk

Walking is most suitable for journeys under two miles and can be combined with other methods to cover longer distances.

There are over 2,200 kilometres of public rights of way which you can use to enjoy the Bedfordshire countryside, be it a footpath, bridleway or byway. For ideas and downloadable maps visit Central Bedfordshire Council’s Countryside & Leisure page.

Need some more help?

walkit.com is the urban walking route planner.

Get a route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.