Walkit.com….The Best Walking Website for Urbanites
If you live in one of 37 towns and cities in Britain ranging from Aberdeen to Wigan you need to look at this AMAZING site. I use it at least twice a week. It tells me from a start destination to finish, how many steps, how long it will take if I loiter or get a spring in my step. I have actually plugged in my weight and height into my ‘personal walk it page’ and it tells me how many calories I will use.I use the page when going from an underground station to a place I have never been, which happens once or twice a week, even though I have lived in London for 30 years. You can print out written directions and a map. You can decide whether you want to go the quickest way, or the least scenic route ( ha ha , I just read that back! I mean least polluted, most scenic routes) and it tells you how much CO2 emissions you are saving rather than car-ing it or bus-ing it or train-ing it!
It has themed walks of all sorts, a blog. Just lots of really groovy ways to walk in towns and cities. Coincidentally I was talking to a lovely someone the other day who said that she missed walking since she left the city as now she has to get in her car to go everywhere. Yes we urbanites do get a lot of exercise and this site is amazing. Would recommend you look at it just for fun! Thumbs Up!
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This is one of Polly’s most moving pieces for me at the moment. A good pal too. You can order her cd from the link below…well worth it.