Green spaces for health is a programme full of free led and self-guided walks, fitness sessions, activities and health classes that take place in Dudley borough’s parks and green spaces.
The programme incorporates both the healthy walks and leisure activities that take place outside across the borough.
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Cotwall End Valley
This is a easy to moderate weekend walk through the beautiful wooded valleys of Cotwall End on the third Saturday of each month for 1 hour. Meeting point is Brockswood Animal Sanctuary car park.
This weekly walk follows the park’s footpaths over varying terrain taking in impressive views of the local area taking place every Monday, 10am for 1 to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Meeting point at the wardens base, Leasowes Park, off Mucklow Hill.
A special walk is taking place on the 6th April please call for details.
A weekly walk through the ancient woodland of Saltwells Nature Reserve. The walk leader shares his extensive knowledge of local history. A shorter 40 minute walk of easy intensity runs at the same time as the longer session for people building their fitness. Both walks round off with tea and biscuits at the wardens base.
Meeting point is the car park off Coppice Lane, Saltwells Lane, Quarry Bank at 10am every Friday for 1 to 1 hour and 30 minutes or a shorter walk of 40 minutes.
Every Tuesday a moderate walk through the grounds of Himley Park for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Meeting at the car park next to the golfers car park, Himley Park.
Green fit involves exercising outdoors. In addition to walking, the sessions include circuits, weights and jogging. This weekly session is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and is great fun.
Green Fit takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am for 45 minutes meeting at the Main gates, Mary Stevens Park, South Road, Stourbridge.
Buggy Fitness is a programme for adults with babies or young children in buggies which includes walking, green exercise and a refreshment break where adults can socialise and children play. Buggy Fitness has been specifically designed with parents and toddlers in mind, offering them the opportunity to have a chat with other mums, dads and grandparents along the route.
Feldon Lane Clinic, Feldon Lane, Halesowen
A two hour session on the last Tuesday of the month starting at 2pm for parents and grandparents with babies in buggies. It’s fun and social, incorporating a walk to Hurst Green Park. Please contact us for details.
Taster sessions Nordic walking
Nordic walking is a fitness technique that uses walking poles in order to give you a whole body workout. Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do…. twice as effective!
Nordic walking uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking
- The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs
- The poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!
It has many benefits including:
Burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking
Great for neck, shoulder and back problems
Easy on the knees and joints
Suitable for all levels
For information on other walks in the program please view the leaflet below.