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 is a network of existing walking routes surrounding the development, connecting it to the centre of Otley and the facilities this encompasses, including a range of supermarkets, high street and independent shops, banks, a post office, pharmacy and the local market .

Pedestrian routes towards the town centre will be enhanced as David Wilson Homes has made a sizeable contribution towards a new pedestrian route along the southern side of the River Wharfe, as well as along the southern site boundary – linking to the existing local footway network. The development also includes the upgrade of the zebra crossing near Netto to a pelican crossing, making it easier to cross to the town centre.

Plan your journey on foot

Get a route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.

 

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.
  • Local leisure routes

    For local walking information click here.
  • Moves Activity Diary

    The Moves Activity Diary App includes many fantastic features that will help you get fit and track your progress. The app includes a pedometer, calories counter and is adaptable so that you can add other activities too. To download the app visit Google Play or the Apple App store or for more information click here