Northampton is historically known for its shoe making so it’s only fitting that we touch on the fantastic walks around our county. With forest, woodland and canal towpaths there is a walk to suit any age and any ability.
Park and stride
Some schools arrange park and stride drop off points, for example at a local shop or a leisure centre, where you can park up and walk your child the rest of the way to school. Not only does this give you and your child a quick burst of fresh air and light exercise in the morning, it also reduces congestion at the school gates, parking related stress and the likelihood of an accident.
Urban walking includes walking to work, to school, to the shops and general getting yourself from A to B. By stomping the streets we are keeping our carbon footprint to the bare minimum and taking in the fresh air and keeping our minds and hearts healthy. The urban walker is more likely to notice the changes taking place within the urban environment, less prone to the stresses and anxieties of overcrowded public transport and congested roads and it’s very easy to keep a change of shoes in a small bag! So next time you go to get in your car, first of all think, can I walk it?