This Love Parks Week we’re helping you work towards achieving a more active lifestyle with the added bonus of using local parks to do it with the launch of the new ‘Measured Miles’ maps.
Measured Miles are set routes across a number of our local parks, all one mile in length. The maps are a helpful way to plan in some weekly exercise and work towards achieving the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week.
To launch the maps, residents are being invited to trial events for selected routes. The events are a chance to have a go at your first Measured Mile, with a little help from a park ranger. There'll also be the opportunity to give your feedback and thoughts.
To take part simply turn up to one of the events:
Saturday 4th August
- Upton Park, 10am- 12pm – Meet and collect your map by the footpath near the Football changing rooms and car park, off Manor Road.
- Mersey Park , 1- 3pm– Meet at the park entrance by Mersey Park Primary off Agnes Road.
Saturday 11th August
- Arrowe Park, 10-12noon – Meet at the car park near the Toby Carvery (formally the Cherry Orchard) and Golf Shop.
- Queens Park and Meols Parade, 1-3pm – Meet at the Park Entrance off Sandhey Road
You can use the maps as a flexible way to build up your fitness levels - plus get some fresh air and enjoy our local parks all at the same time! Each map has a difficulty rating, along with route information to help you decide which map will be suitable for you personally.
The parks with measured mile maps are:
- Arrowe Park
- Harrison Park
- Mayer Park
- Mersey Park
- New Ferry Park
- Queens Park
- Upton Park
- Whiteheath Park
You can find the full list of maps to download and more information about Measured Miles online.
To have a go, pick a map and download it from the available list online, then grab your trainers and get walking, running or jogging!
We’d love to know how you get on using the routes so tag @staywellwirral on Twitter or on Facebook in any comments or photos from your route or use the hashtag #measuredmileswirral
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Published by Wirral Council News on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 http://www.wirral.gov.uk