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Big Wigan Walk Week

Big Wigan Walk Week

Join us for the return of the Big Wigan Walk Week (25 May - 2 June 2024) our borough-wide celebration of the joys and benefits of walking.

We have a whole host of free events planned over the course of nine days - including nature-themed strolls around our beautiful local green spaces and walking routes of historical interest.

We’ll also be showcasing our wonderful TfGM Bee Network (external link), which is making it easier and safer to walk and cycle throughout Greater Manchester.

Most of our walks will be between 30 minutes and an hour long, with different levels of challenge available - from beginners to the more advanced. Watch out for a number of longer walks for the more adventurous!

The Big Wigan Walk Week really is for everyone and every step counts… so get your walking shoes at the ready, put your best foot forward and make the pledge to get involved!

Why walk?

There are so many benefits to walking, big and small.

Regular brisk walking can help you maintain a healthy weight and lose body fat, and prevent or manage conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Getting in your daily steps can also improve your cardiovascular fitness, strengthen your muscles, increase your energy levels, reduce tension and stress, and improve your mood, cognition, memory and sleep.

Choosing to walk to where you need to get to, where possible, is also great for the environment.

Last but not least, walking is just great fun! Don’t just take it from us, come along to the Big Wigan Walk Week and see for yourself.

Everyone who takes part will also get an official Big Wigan Walk Week badge as a special souvenir!

What’s happening?

There are more than 40 walks taking place across the borough from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June 2024.

Walks have been planned to suit all ages and abilities, from relaxed and inclusive 30-minute strolls to longer routes that may require more stamina. Refreshments will also be provided at certain events.

Check out our full timetable below to find a walk near you!

Make your walking pledge today!

Sign up below to make your pledge to get walking with Be Well this summer. We’ll keep you updated as the Big Wigan Walk Week gets closer and send you details about fantastic walking events near you!

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