Outdoor Activity

Following the latest Governance instruction, people can only leave their homes for limited purposes, but that includes one form of exercise a day - for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household. You must adhere to government guidelines and stay two metres away from others.

Parks will remain open, but people must stay local to where they live and avoid going anywhere where it might be hard to follow the guidelines.Playgrounds, outdoor gyms are closed and gatherings of more than two people (excluding people who live together) will be banned.

Below are some examples of ways that you can keep active whilst adhering to the latest Government instruction:


Outdoor Adventure Awaits in a Socially Distanced Way!

Outdoor Adventure Awaits in a Socially Distanced Way!

Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:30

British Orienteering and orienteering clubs around the UK are working together to promote Permanent Orienteering Courses as a way of discovering the outdoors in a socially distanced way. Some clubs have also developed these virtually, so you can simply complete courses with your GPS smartphone or watch.

Check out this new video just released by the Orienteering Foundation, a charity supporting orienteering in the UK, explaining how to get started on a Permanent Orienteering Course. https://youtu.be/y4yfyUwkUxw

Permanent Orienteering Courses are great for…

  • Enjoying the fresh air and getting outdoors and active
  • Discovering a different area
  • Learning new life skills like navigation and map reading
  • Available at a time or day that suits you best

Permanent Orienteering Courses can also be used as part of a training routine. Courses can be completed at any time, and at your own pace.

You just need to download a map either from the British Orienteering website or your local orienteering club and away you go!

To find out more information and how to find a course check out; https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/Outdoor_Adventure

England Athletics Weekly30 Run Challenge

England Athletics Weekly30 Run Challenge

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:46

England Athletics has launched the Weekly30 Run Challenge – a free weekly virtual running challenge that encourages runners of all levels to compete each weekend whilst also enabling competition between different sports. With group running and mass participation events currently restricted, the Weekly30 Run Challenge gives individuals a perfect incentive to run on a weekly basis whilst also proudly representing their sport.

From 20-21 June 2020, participants will be challenged to run as far as they can in 30 minutes on Saturday or Sunday each week (following government guidelines while running). Runners simply register free via the dedicated Weekly30 Run Challenge section of the OpenTrack virtual running platform (users only need to sign-up once) – adding details including their sport.

Take part here.

National Trust

National Trust

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:21

National Trust have been working hard to ensure the safe re-opening of their gardens and parklands.

Read more information and find out how to book a visit here.

It's time to choose cycling

It's time to choose cycling

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:15

BritishCycling have relaunched their #ChooseCycling campaign.

They will be releasing their top tips and answering questions to help more people get out and about and around on bikes.

Find out more here.

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:04

Join the country's biggest virtual running community.

No membership needed just running at your own pace!

Download the One You Couch to 5K to start your journey today.

Let's Ride Local

Let's Ride Local

Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 15:00

HSBC UK Let's Ride Local provides ideas and inspiration to help keep you motivated and riding safely, in line with Governement guidelines, whilst cycling in your local area.

Find out more here.

#LetsRideLocal

Virtual Park Yoga

Virtual Park Yoga

Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 11:54

Join Park Yoga from your own home each Sunday at 9:30am with FREE Virtual Park Yoga 🧘‍♂️

Grab a yoga mat, towel or blanket - head out into your garden (if you have one) or just open the windows and let nature in!

🔸 Every Sunday at 9.30am

🔸 Live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/parkyogasladespark) or YouTube (https://bit.ly/35fpNva)

🔸 Free - donate if you wish at www.parkyoga.co/donate

Sessions will remain on social media for you access at a later date, and will remain on their website for one week.

We Are Undefeatable

We Are Undefeatable

Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 12:15

"We Are Undefeatable" is a movement supporting people with a range of long term health conditions, developed by 15 leading health and social care charities. The purpose is to support and encourage finding ways to be active that work with each person's conditions, not against them.

There are plenty of ways that you can get moving without needing to leave your house.

Activities you can do at home vary greatly and include very low-intensity options for moving more. Chair exercises, for instance, allow you to move and stretch your body while sitting down, making them suitable for most people.

Click here for more information.

Active 10

Active 10

Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 11:53

Did you know that walking briskly, even for one minute, counts as exercise?

It's easier than you think to fit into your day with the FREE Active 10 walking tracker app!

Current Government instruction allows us to leave the house for one form of exercise a day, alone or with members of your household. A brisk daily walk is a great excuse to get outside and improve your health. You can start small and build up your time – you might be surprised how much you can do!

Brisk walking is simply walking quicker than usual at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Every minute of activity counts, but aim for at least 10 minutes a day. The Active 10 app is a great way to help you monitor and gradually increase your brisk walking levels over time.

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