Walking in Cockburn

Walking is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to be physically active. Children, adults and seniors can all get involved in walking which is an enjoyable, low impact activity. A simple brisk walk for at least 30 minutes on most days can have significant health benefits. There are a number of walking groups in Cockburn, see the second page of the Co-Health timetable on the first post on the homepage. While walking is a fantastic way to be active, it is sometimes hard to know where to start. To help you to become familiar with different walking routes in your area, Be Active Cockburn has produced Walking in the City of Cockburn a handy pocket-sized walking booklet. The booklet contains 18 walking routes in most Cockburn suburbs. A printed copy of the booklet is available at all City of Cockburn libraries. The Annual Fremantle Cockburn TravelSmart Trek attracts walkers from both Cities each year. Recognition is given to the Heart Foundation Walking volunteer walk organisers and a walk and celebration is a Walk Over October event. Additional walking routes can be found by clicking on the walks listed below: Olympic Fun & Fitness Capricorn Park Walk Anning Park Walk Hop Bush Park Walk Lakelands Reserve Walk Market Garden Swamp Walk Success Walk Perena Rocchi Reserve Walk Pelican Ramble Walk Nicholson Reserve Walk Milgun Reserve Walk Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community based walking groups coordinated locally by City of Cockburn and City of Fremantle. Contact Gilly Street, Heart Foundation Walking Area Coordinator if you are interested in participating, email:[email protected] or phone: 9411 3503. Visit the Heart Foundation Walking webpage for more information. Wearing a pedometer is a great way to keep count of your steps and motivate yourself to walk further. City of Cockburn libraries offer a free Pedometer Loan Scheme. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped to map out walks for the Walking in the City of Cockburn walking booklet. In particular, a special thanks foes to Curtin University, Lakelands Senior High School, the Bush Ramblers and Fred Mason.

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