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Let's get active outdoors

Let's get active outdoors 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 healthy walks and leisure activities that take place outside across the borough. It also features cycling activities and rowing sessions at the Dudley Water Sports Centre.

:: view the let's get active outdoors booklet for April to September 2015

What's on

Dudley Council offers a range of family friendly activities in our parks and nature reserves. The activities include seasonal sessions for Easter, Whitsun and summer holidays as well as nature trails, craft workshops and much more.

Health and progression walks

All our health walks are delivered in conjunction with Walking for Health - a national initiative that helps people access short, free and friendly health walks in their local area. Our progression walks are harder and are longer in duration, over 90 minutes.

Many of our walks are possible that to the dedication and hard for of our volunteer walk leaders. For more information view the let's get active outdoors programme.

Dudley Walking Festival and Dudley Trail

The Dudley Walking Festival runs from 20 April and concludes with the ever popular Dudley Trail on Sunday 3 May. There are a number of walks on offer, which are detailed in the let's get active outdoors booklet. Challenge walks of 6, 9, 12, 18 and 26 miles are on offer within and around the borough for the annual Dudley Trail with online applications now available.

:: more on Dudley Trail

Rowing in Dudley

We run a number of rowing activities for adults and children aged 11 and over including taster sessions and learn to row courses.

For more information about the rowing programme or to book a place on one of the activities, contact Dudley Council's physical activity team on 01384 816460 or email balraj.johal@dudley.gov.uk


We hold regular sessions on the first Saturday of every month including learn to ride, bikeability (level 1, 2 and 3) and organised rides. For more information view the booklet or contact the road safety and awareness team on 01384 815433 or email road.safety@dudley.gov.uk

Contact Details

  • Name Parks Development Team
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, west Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 01384 816991
  • Opening Hours Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays