Footpaths to Fitness

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Discover healthy countryside walks right on your doorstep

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The leaflet contains a map of the Bromley Farm area of Congleton with a number of self-guided walk suggestions.  There are lots of footpaths and bridleways to enjoy nearby, as well as the Biddulph Valley Way and Macclesfield Canal towpath. Join the Walker family and discover healthy countryside walks right on your doorstep.  

Explore the area south of Congleton with this revised leaflet containing 5 walks ranging from 1 to 4 miles using country lanes, footpaths and bridleways.  Maps and directions will help you find your way, and details about the wildlife and landscape are also provided. Copies of the leaflet are available from Astbury Mere Country Park, Congleton tourist information centre, Congleton library and by phoning 01270 686059  

Tatton Park

Tatton Park has 1,000 acres of Parkland to explore. Get active and enjoy some of Tatton’s tremendous views on this circular walk along Tatton mere and around the park. Use the easy-to-follow directions in this leaflet and follow the Footpaths to Fitness waymarks along the route. Entry is free for pedestrians.

Self-guided walks around Coppenhall and Maw Green

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Get your step by step route guide to Footpaths to Fitness in your local countryside by downloading your free walks leaflet.

Use the easy-to-follow directions given in the leaflet and the Footpaths to Fitnesswaymarks out on the route. There are no stiles to climb over; instead kissing gates provide easy access along the way. You’ll get great views over the Sandbach Flashes and be able to spot birds and wildflowers as you go.

The leaflet contains 2 self-guided walks; so why not try the shorter, easier route first before tackling the longer one.

The leaflet is also available in the library, health centres and other local community hubs, or phone 01270 686029 to request a copy.

Anyone can walk, here are 10 reasons why you should

  1. It's good for your heart - It reduces blood pressure and improves circulation round your heart.
  2. Walking is a great stress buster and fresh air and exercise helps improve mental health.
  3. It makes you happy - Getting happy releases feel good endorphins into the blood stream reducing stress and anxiety.
  4. It increases stamina - Walking regularly improves muscle strength and endurance.
  5. It helps keep your weight in check - A person weighing 60kg burns 75 calories by walking at 2mph for 30 mins.
  6. It helps ward off type 2 diabetes, asthma and some cancers.
  7. Kids love the countryside - a walk in the country can be a great adventure for children; they can learn about wildlife, plants and flowers.
  8. It gives you energy and boosts your vitamin D levels.
  9. It tones your legs, tum and bum and helps your waistline too!
  10. It's free - so lets get walking.

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