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10,000 steps challenge at Heaton Park

Walking more, whether it's for work or leisure, is an easy way of being more active without trying too hard.

Setting yourself a target of walking 10,000 steps in a day can be a fun way of increasing the amount of physical activity you do. 

Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and give you a healthier heart.

We have various measured walks through the park that will help you meet the challenge of 10,000 steps!

Approximate steps in brackets:

  • Our one mile walk (2,000 steps)
  • The 3km walk (3,750 steps)
  • The 5km walk (6,250 steps)
  • The 3 mile walk (6,000 steps)

Rather than driving to the centre of the park consider walking from our car parks.

  • St Margaret's Car Park (1,250 steps)
  • Lake Car Park is approx (1,450 steps)
  • Golf Car Park (1,250 Steps)

For more information about the 10,000 step challenge visit NHS Choices for more idea's and advice.

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