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 pedestrian routes connecting the development to the village centre (10-minute walk away) including a butcher’s, baker’s, two pubs, pharmacy, doctor and dentist surgeries, a Co-op, a range of independent shops and a Post Office). Dalston railway station is also just a short walk away, via Station Road.

If you fancy a more leisurely stroll, take a walk through nearby Sowerby Wood or along the River Caldew, where you might spot a Kingfisher, Otter or Salmon.

Useful Walking Links:

Plan Your Journey on Foot

To find the quickest route from A to B, use the Google Maps online journey planner.

Carlisle City Council

For local walking information including a video on the benefits of walking, details of the Council’s Walking Programmes and downloadable leisure walks click here.


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.


Information on local walking routes and groups.

To visit the website click here.

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.