Walking for health
The simplest way to start moving could be a walk. This could be simply for pleasure and some quiet time on your own or with a friend, or for a purpose like getting to work or school, or to pick essentials up from the local shop.
Not sure where to go walking? There are over 50 maps of walks in North Lincolnshire available to download on our tourism website. They range in length from two miles to three and a half miles. Some longer, 10 mile routes are also available.
Alternatively, you might like the appeal of walking as part of a group with leaders to guide the way. North Lincolnshire is lucky to have an excellent walking for health programme that does just that. Details of their current programme of FREE led local walks can be found Walking for Health website.
Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. The plan involves three runs per week with a day of rest in between. Don’t panic, you are not running from session one. You start with lots of walk-jog-walk patterns, building up to jogging over the nine week programme. An app is available to help you manage the programme.
Fancy a walk, jog or run in one of our local parks? Join one of the Park Runs; a five kilometre timed walk, jog or run that happen across the country at 9am every Saturday morning.
We are really proud and grateful to the army of volunteers that organise the two Park Runs in North Lincolnshire; Central Park, Scunthorpe and Normanby Hall. Visit their Park Run pages to register or just head to the venue one Saturday morning 9am to see what it’s all about. It really is a sight to behold – people of all ages, abilities, some with push chairs and dogs enjoying our beautiful parks whilst getting fit.