Being physically and socially active can have a genuine and long lasting impact on our health and wellbeing. Across West Swindon there are many ways that you can enjoy physical activities and group social activities
Adult Fitness Equipment
We have a mix of outdoor adult fitness equipment available for use in Shaw Ridge (SN5 5QB), Mead Park (SN5 8QA) and a new set has recently been installed at Middleleaze
Fitness and Friendship Club
Newly arranged by Age UK, at Toothill Community Centre, Dunwich Drive, Toothill.
Involves seated and standing exercise, gentle tai chi, indoor games
Alternate Tuesdays, 10-12 noon
£4 (includes tea/coffee)
Contact: Sally Evans - 07754 612569
Cycling In Swindon
Swindon Flyers Bicycle Routes:
The West Swindon Rounds Cycle Map:
Walking is an easy way to achieve the NHS recommended 10,000 steps a day - the beauty of walking is that you can do it at your own pace, in your own time, without needing specialist equipment. If you are unsure about your fitness, talk to your Doctor or local nurse for advice first.
5 benefits of walking -
Walking Routes Maps:
These routes are circular so you can start at whatever point suits you - if you're feeling adventurous, why not join two routes together.
Shaw - Shaw Walking Map
Freshbrook and Grange Park - Freshbrook Walking Map
Shaw and Rivermead - Shaw & Rivermead Walking Map
Eastleaze - Eastleaze Walking Map
Mannington and River Ray - Mannington & River Ray Map
Shaw Ridge and West Swindon Centre - Shaw Ridge & West Swindon Centre Map
Shaw (longer) - Shaw Long Route Map
Walking groups - Weekly Walks
Monday 2pm - Shaw Health Walk. 2-3 miles (40-50 minutes) from Lower Shaw Farm.
Tuesday 10am - Toothill Health Walk. 2-3 miles (40-50 minutes) from Toothill Community Centre
Friday 10am - West Swindon Health Walk. 2-3 miles (40-50 minutes) from The Link Centre
For more information on these walking groups, call: 01793 465413
Many of our volunteer litter pickers choose a walking route that suits them and keep themselves fit and active whilst making a big difference to local neighbourhoods. If you'd like to know more about local litter picking, please contact the Parish Office.
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