Walking is a fantastic way to get – and stay – healthy

One of the reasons health experts give walking rave reviews is because it’s a ‘lifestyle exercise’. That means you can usually make time for it without too much of a change to your daily routine. Walking to work, to the shops, or the final mile from the bus stop may take a little more time, but it’s certainly not the big project that signing up for a gym (and the time or cost to get there) can be.

There are many short local trips made by car that could easily be undertaken on foot instead, providing an opportunity to reduce local traffic levels, save money and improve your health. So next time you are about to jump in the car to nip around the corner, could you slip on some comfy footwear and walk instead?

Meadowgate Point is ideally located for access to a range of key local destinations on foot. Whether you have kids who need to get to the nearby schools, need to call into Cross Gates centre or are heading to The Springs or Thorpe Park Leeds, a journey on foot will take little time at all.

You can also get to the Cross Gates station in just 15-minutes, for onwards journeys by train.


If you are unfamiliar with the local area and looking to understand what route you may be best taking, there are now a number of handy online journey planners available. Use the Google Maps route planner to plan your journey between any two points and find out your journey time.


Whilst you won’t be planning on a long hike everyday, having comfy and appropriate outdoor clothing can be handy, especially on rainy days. Take a look at some of the discounts we have available for you, including a discount at Cotswold Outdoor.

Useful Walking Links:

  • Living Streets

    Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians.

    To visit the website click here.
  • Walking for health

    Walking for Health encourages more people to become physically active in their local communities.

    To visit the website click here.
  • Walk4Life

    Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with?

    Visit the Walk4Life website - click here.
  • Ramblers

    Information on local walking routes and groups.

    To visit the website click here.