National Walking Month is a campaign throughout May that promotes the benefits of walking and encourages people to get outdoors and be active, whatever their level of fitness.

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to become healthier. What’s more, there are plenty of beautiful places around Boston and Lincolnshire to explore and enjoy!

Why Walk

Being active helps reduce your risk of developing a heart or circulatory condition, as well as having a stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

In addition to these amazing health benefits, here are some other reasons to get outside and walk:

  • Feel more energetic
  • Get a healthier body shape and appearance
  • Control your weight
  • Feel less stressed
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Sleep more easily
  • Enjoy your surroundings
  • Meet people and make new friends through walking groups
  • Save money

Where to Walk

The beauty of walking is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. But, if you are in need of some inspiration, try these ideas:

1) A Canal Walk

Did you know there are 90 different canals in England and Wales that cover 2,000 miles? Enjoy picturesque, countryside views and improve your health and fitness with a canal walk.

2) Old Railway Lines

Thousands of miles of former railway line are open to the public, running through cities, towns and spectacular areas of countryside. Most of us enjoy walking off-road, but did you know that there are disused railway lines all over the country where you can enjoy a walk that is flat, traffic-free and often suitable for bikes, pushchairs and wheelchairs too?

3) Long-distance Walks

Whether you want a short walk or an epic challenge, long-distance paths have a lot to offer and are an excellent way of exploring the stunning landscapes of the British Isles.

Walking is a fantastic way to keep active and maintain a healthy heart as it is fun, flexible and free.

Lisa Young from the British Heart Foundation

Visit Boston

With so many places to explore and enjoy throughout the year, Boston in Lincolnshire is the perfect place to walk during National Walking Month. Find out more about new and interesting spots in the local area.

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