There are lots of ways to be active outside in Merton this summer!
FREE weekly walks! – Walk4Life runs free weekly walks all around Merton that last approx. 50mins and are suitable for all ages. Walking briskly on a regular basis can have significant health benefits such as helping to lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease and help to improve your mood and overall wellbeing.
The Wandle trail – The Wandle Trail is 14 miles long and passes through 4 different boroughs, various green spaces and parks and even 2 National Trust properties! Walking or cycling along the Wandle Trail is a great way to get some exercise at the same time as exploring Merton and other boroughs in south west London.
Merton Green Gyms – Merton has 10 excellent outdoor gyms all across the borough which can be used for FREE and are a great way to get fit whilst being outdoor during the summer months. Check out all the locations where you can find an outdoor gym in Merton.
Wimbledon Common parkrun – Parkrun is a great success story and there are now almost 600 parkruns all across the UK! Wimbledon Common parkrun is a FREE 5km run, which runs every Saturday at 9am on Wimbledon Common. If you would like to join in with the run you will need to register first.
Couch to 5K app – Would you like to learn to run 5K in just 9 weeks? The Public Health England Couch to 5K app has been designed to get people off the sofa and running in the shortest time possible. The great thing about Couch to 5K is that everything is kept very manageable, you get to choose who your trainer will be and you can even keep listing to your favourite tunes whilst you run!
You can find more info on other local activities including some useful activity finders on our Moving page.