Why walk?

It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s interesting – and it’s a painless way to stay healthy!

At Newcastle Cricket Club we support the JESMOND WALKS project because it’s a great way to enjoy our lovely surroundings – whether it’s the beautiful tree-lined space of Jesmond Cricket ground or the wider streets and green spaces around us.

And it’s also a great way to get all parts of the local community coming together to enjoy fresh air and exercise.

In jesmond lots of us have only small back yards and live in streets densely packed with houses and cars. But it’s surprising to learn how easy it is to get around on foot and on bike, and there are so many surprising and interesting things you can find just walking around and chatting to people.

Our project maps will help you on your way, while our guided walks give you the chance to meet new people.

People in the UK are less physically active than ever before. It’s reckoned lack of exercise accounts for 27,000 premature deaths every year and causes a host of health problems for others – so what better way to combat this than to get walking!