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Get Active Outdoors

Be active. Discover our great outdoors.

Be an outsider this summer and get involved!

In Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we are fortunate to have wonderful natural assets ranging from forests, lakes, rivers, hills and parkland. Our two counties form the perfect landscape for physical activity, from canoeing down the River Wye to strolling the Malvern Hills and exploring the Wyre Forest.

We already know of the benefits that being physically active can have on our mental wellbeing, yet a recent study has scientifically proven, for the first time ever, that being outdoors has a positive effect on our mental health.

Further insight reveals the many other benefits of being physically active outdoors, including:

  • Having fun
  • Escaping the pressures of everyday life
  • Connecting with nature
  • Feeling young

(Sport England: Getting Active Outdoors)

So whatever your motive, be an outsider with us this summer and be active in our great outdoors.

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Get Active Outdoors

BootCamp

Whatever your current level of fitness there is no slacking at boot camp, our instructors will encourage you to push past your mental or physical barriers, helping you achieve what you thought you couldn't do.

A mix of running and resistance training, challenging every muscle in your body and with little time for rest you'll burn hundreds of calories, even when you stop.

Session Date: Monday 24th September (19:00 - 20:00)

Organised By: Worcester Fitness Training

Free Cycle Lessons

Free cycle lessons for adults (16+) living, working or studying in Herefordshire

Session Date: Monday 24th September (09:00 - 10:00)

Organised By: Choose How You Move

Walking 4 health

A new walking 4 health group starting at the Cob House Country Park near Martley.

This group is aimed at those who may have existing health conditions, have been referred by your GP or simply want to get more active and looking to improve their lifestyle.

The walks start on Monday 24th September, meeting at 10.15am for a 10.30am start walk.

The walks are once a month on the last Monday of every month. The walks will last 30-45 minutes.

Session Date: Monday 24th September (10:15 - 11:15)

Organised By: Malvern Hills District Council

Couch to 5km (MALVERN)

A 10-12 week running programme, designed for those who are new to running or have never run. A fully supported programme by Rachel Vann, Malvern Hills District Council's Run leader who will help you progress to achieve the goal of running a 5km Park Run.

The programme costs just £20 per person.

There are only 12 places available and all places MUST be pre-booked.
For further details and to book your place please contact Rachel Vann - getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk

Session Date: Thursday 27th September (10:30 - 11:30)

Organised By: Malvern Hills District Council

Couch to 5k

12 week Couch to 5k course.

You will progress from a mix of walking/jogging, to running 5k comfortably in 12 weeks

Session Date: Thursday 27th September (18:30 - 19:30)

Organised By: Happy Feet Fitness