Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and give you a stronger, healthier heart. Whether you take a gentle stroll on a lunchtime, or join one of organised trips to renowned hikes throughout the year, a good walk (and a good natter) will help you feel great.
Our Instructor Lead Lunchtime Walks continue throughout the year. The walks last approximately 30 minutes with a wide choice of routes through parks in the surrounding areas. No need to book, just turn up!
The Walks are currently suspended due to coronavirus, however we have a new initiative available for staff:
“Let’s Walk & Talk”
The Active Workforce Team are available every Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm – 1:00pm to take calls and talk while we both head out on our daily walk.
Feel free to talk about:
• Anxieties or worries you have
• Work related issues
• Advice on exercise or nutrition
• Latest Coronavirus updates
If you think ‘Let’s Walk & Talk’ would benefit you, please contact us to arrange a scheduled call time: Active.Workforce@sefton.gov.uk
Group walking trips
Active Workforce organise 4 Walking Trips for staff each year, a mixture of low-level and high-level climbs. The day trips give the staff an opportunity to have a day out with colleagues, develop staff relationships and attempt the challenge.
Coach transport is organised to and from Bootle Town Hall, and Amy and Ruth from Active Workforce act as mountain guides throughout the walk.
We are hoping to start up the walking trips later on this year when it is safe to do so
Some of our previous group walks...
Kinder Scout is a moorland plateau and National Nature Reserve in the Dark Peak of the Derbyshire Peak District in England. Part of the moor, at 636 metres above sea level. This walk was completed on Sunday 22nd Sept, we had a few new walkers to the group for this one. Everyone did really well and completed the walk with a smile.
Moel Siobod was completed on Sunday 28th July, it's a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, which sits isolated above the villages of Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig. At 872m it is the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. This walk was meant to be our first go at a scramble but due to weather conditions we opted for a safer route to the summit. The top of Moel Siabod offers views of Snowdonia, probably the best view we have witnessed so far!
The Active Workforce group prepare to tackle Helvellyn in the Lake District, 2019.
Helvellyn is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater. This climb was completed on Saturday 30th March, it was a great day to climb but was very cold at the top being 950m high. Some of the walkers chose to walk around the lake in Thirlmere instead.
Delamere Forest is a large wood near the village of Delamere in Cheshire, England. The woodland, covers an area of 972 hectares making it the largest area of woodland in the county.
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the English Lake District. It is 803 Metres high and lies to the west of the village Coniston. This climb was completed on Sunday 30th September by a group of great people. This walk was tough mainly due to the weather conditions but as a group we all managed to complete the climb. This walk can be described as relentless as you don't really get a break from the incline, but once you're at the top it’s all worth it. The views are amazing.
Rivington Pike is a hill summit on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors. Overlooking the village of Rivington in Lancashire, England, with a height in metres of 363. This less challenging hill was completed on Sunday 7th September, with many stops on our journey to take in all the memorials and ruins on the route.
Snowdon was are first walk back in August, the route taken was the Llanberis path. The first part of the route proved very difficult, with a long stretch of road up hill. This separated the group in two, with some heading off with Amy at the front and the others with Ruth at a slightly slower pace. There were 2 stopping points for re grouping on the way up and down, as well as the café at the top where some even went for a beer to celebrate the tough climb. Everyone felt a sense of achievement by the end of the day, and really enjoyed the challenge. The sense of familiarity of the group was evident on the way home, and all were keen for the Active Workforce team to set up another.