Getting Around The Local Area On Foot

The Ridings is ideally located for those wishing to undertake a range of local trips on foot. There are three primary schools within walking distance – Upperby Primary School, St Mary Margaret’s RC Primary School and Bishop Harvey Goodwin School. Other key facilities including convenience stores, a post office and restaurants. Local journeys on foot can be quick, easy and enjoyable!

To help illustrate the location of a range of nearby destinations we have pulled together this handy map. Clicking on a marker will allow to plan a route from The Ridings, helping you to understand how long it may take to get around the local area on foot rather than jumping in the car.

Planning a journey on foot

If you are unfamiliar with the local area and looking to plan a route on foot, an online route planner can be a really useful tool to use. You can enter your journey start point and end point and the website or app will display a number of route options on a handy map. Alongside easy to follow directions it will tell you how far the journey is, how long it will take, and even how hilly it is.

A good tool to use is Google Maps. Simply select the ‘directions’ option, enter your trip start and end point, then be sure to choose the walking icon from the travel options available.

Ramblers UK is a charity that focuses on promoting walking in the UK. Their website allows you to search for local walking routes, groups and events. A great way to discover more of the local area!

Why walk?

It goes without saying that walking has always been a great way of getting around, but the benefits of doing so can often be overlooked. Walking offers many personal benefits, such as improved health and cost savings, but also offers significant benefit to the environment and local community, helping to take cars off the road, reducing pollution and reducing congestion. Have a read of our article on why walking or cycling can benefit more than your health.

For more information on walking routes, groups and resources check out our useful links and resources page.