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Apr 19, 2018
emilyharrup

May 2018 – Walking Month

May is national walking month so a great time to focus on promoting walking at your workplace!

Here are a few ideas for joining in in walking related activities and promotions.

Jane’s Walk Colchester returns for its 8th year!
Friday 4th to Monday 7th May

On May Bank Holiday weekend, Jane’s Walk Colchester returns for its 8th year – local walks led by local people on local themes; all given free, in celebration of the late urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006). It’s a great weekend for staying in town!

Find out more and download the schedule of walks from the Walk Colchester website

#TRY20WITHUS

Living Streets’ month-long celebration of walking takes place throughout May!

During May we want to see as many people as possible give walking everyday journeys a go. Living Streets offer 20 top tips to incorporate more walking into your day plus lots of interesting facts and figures to keep you motivated.

Why not organise some lunchtime walks with colleagues or walking meetings?

Pick up your top 20 tips here

Colchester Town Centre walking quiz

If you are based near the town centre use the quiz questions to organise some lunch time walks or set your colleagues a daily walking challenge!

Town Centre quiz

Walk the Talk at North Colchester Business Parks

If you work on the business park or Severalls, help us promote Walk the Talk, 12 local walks of differing lengths, that give you information about how much time it will take, how many calories it will burn and number of steps. So you might want try Love Your Heart, or the Crescent Loop, do the Tesco Hop or go for a longer Highwoods Country Ramble. However much time you have available there will be a walk to suit you.

Walk the Talk poster

Rate your walk

Tell Living Streets about your everyday walk and help  create #walkingcities across the uk. Whether it’s a walk you do every day, or a stroll you take while having a crack at one of Living Street’s fun #Try20 tips – tell them about it and they can build a picture of the state of our Walking Nation.

Rate your walk here

Walk to School Week is 21-25 May

If you have got kids, focus on 21 – 25 May and incorporate walking into your journey to school, whether all the way or park away from school and stride the rest of the way in. Take Living Street’s pledge, get top tips, enter their prize draw – and be part of the best walk in the best week of the year.

Find out more about Walk to School week

Happy Shoes day fundraiser

On Tuesday, 22 May 2018 thousands of children and grown-ups around the country will be wearing their happy shoes. 

Why? They all want the right to walk to school safely, with fewer traffic jams and less toxic fumes in the air. They will be taking part in Living Street’s event; Happy Shoesday which encourages more children to walk to school and raises vital funds for their work.

More about Happy Shoes day

 

Apr 25, 2017
emilyharrup

Colchester Walking Challenge 5-19th May 2017

In celebration of Living Street’s National Walking Month, the Colchester Travel Plan Club in partnership with Active Essex’s Workplace Challenge are launching a Walking Challenge for Colchester businesses and organisations!

Walking is a great way for your employees to get active and much easier than most activity to build into a daily routine. Introducing some walking during the day boosts productivity as well, so a lunch time walk, walking to a meeting or even holding a walking meeting can all have business benefits.

Our challenge to you is to see how many employees you can encourage to walk the recommended 150 minutes a week during the Walking Challenge?

We will be holding prize draws for those that achieve at least 150 minutes of walking each week, we will also reward the most Active Travellers, and the department that walks the most.

But we also want to pit organisation against organisation and see what Colchester company tops the leader board as walking the most!

Throughout the challenge you will be able to see where your organisation is placed on the leader board and also within your organisation the top departments taking part (if applicable) and most active individuals.

To sign up to the Walking Challenge visit the Active Essex Workplace Challenge website

To encourage your staff to take part, why not offer some lunchtime walks, cancel some booked meeting rooms and hold the meeting while walking, promote Jane’s Walk a whole weekend of walks in Colchester between the 5 – 7th May , (more on the Jane’s Walk facebook page ) and check out Living Streets handy hints and tips.

Apr 20, 2016
emilyharrup

#Try20 – walk during May

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This year the whole of May is walking month, and Living Streets the national charity that promotes walking is encouraging everyone to pledge to walk for 20 minutes a day through their #Try20 campaign.

We all know how good walking is for us and walking 20 minutes a day sets us well on the way to the 150 minutes a week of activity recommended to stay in good health

If you pledge with Living Streets, you will receive daily tips to help you walk more plus be entered into a free prize draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

Here is a poster #Try20 A4 poster and a flyer #Try20 A5 flyer you can download to help promote #Try20.

May is a good month for walking locally – check out the ideas below:

Downloadable poster calendar of May’s walks and top tips:  May walking month calendar of walks which includes the walks below:

6 May – ‘Fixing the Link’  lunchtime walk as part of Jane’s Walk – find out about the background and inspiration for the signing of the route between the Station and Town Centre

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Jane’s Walk – a weekend of free fascinating themed walks led by local people exploring the local area and its history and environment in celebration of the life and work of renowned urban planner Jane Jacobs.

Find out more from the www.Janeswalk.org website. Download the poster opposite from the Walk Colchester website

Here is a downloadable Jane’s Walk flyer janeswalk2016_flyersingle

1 and 8 May – Pedlars Wood between Frinton and Walton

This beautiful private nature reserve is open for woodland walks two Saturdays in May between 10 and 5pm. Donations will be collected by bucket at the entrance.

For location details visit Visit Colchester or call 01255 850664

13 & 27 May Friday health walk and 8  & 22 May Sunday strolls in High Woods country park:  Meet at the Visitor Centre at 11 am.

Friday health walks are a short circular walks of 20 to 30 minutes. Sunday strolls last up to 1 1/2 hours, Free tea or coffee available afterwards. For more information go to Colchester Borough Council’s Walking for Health webpage or contact the Centre on 01206 853588 or email countryside@colchester.gov.uk.

14 May – CBC staff walk

CBC’s professional support unit team organise a monthly walk with colleagues, but anyone is welcome to join them! They have a leisurely walk in High Woods country park then a stop for a cuppa or ice cream at the visitor centre. Meet 10:30 at the visitor centre. For more information contact michelle.lay-flurrie@colchester.gov.uk

Wellbeing walks, Work out walks, Taster sessions and Nordic Walking at High Woods country park, Castle Park and Brightlingsea

You need to book in advance and there is a fee.  For full details, calendar and costs visit nordicwalkingnortheastessex.co.uk/activities

19 May – Firechoir

Firechoir meet every month at High Woods Country Park and walk together to the fire site to light a fire, sing and share a cup of tea when the kettle is hot!  For more details visit www.firechoir.org.uk

May 24, 2012
emilyharrup

We nearly walked Lands End to John o’Groats!

Walking week 14 – 18 May and Colchester logged 834 miles, saved 144kg of carbon and burned the equivalent of 148 muffins using the Living Streets online challenge!!

We missed making it from Land’s End to John o’Groats by only 39 miles!

The Living Streets website was fun to use and the league tables made for hot competition. It was just a pity the site was so slow to sign up to and add walks.  We will  be feeding back to Living Streets, so let us know if you have anything to add.

In the meantime summer seems to have appeared so keep up the good walks!

What’s coming up?

18 April - CTPC members meeting at Culver Square

1 - 31 May - Walking Month

4 - 7 May - Jane's Walk Colchester

21 June - Clean Air Day

27 June - CTPC members meeting at CHUFT

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