Residents in Hounslow and Wolverhampton are able being encouraged to get outdoors and enjoy stunning green spaces in their area following the launch of new walking and cycling trails.
Hundreds of people in both Wolverhampton and Hounslow came to celebrate the launch of new walking trails in their area last weekend. Each event gave local residents the chance to try out the routes for themselves and enjoy a variety of fun activities.
In Hounslow, the new Wild Walk and History Hike will help showcase the surprising past and wildlife of the centuries old, Hounslow Heath. In Wolverhampton, the Peascroft Wood trail will help residents discover unique plant life hidden in the woodland.
Wooden markers have been placed in each area highlighting unexpected facts or information whether it is Hounslow Heath’s history of highwaymen or some of the unusual plants that can be discovered in Peascroft Wood.
Using insight from Beat the Street and knowledge from local organisations and experts, the new trails will help keep families outdoors and active in the months and years following the end of the programmes locally.
Intelligent Health worked with partners from national organisations such as the Wildlife Trust and Sport England through to local nature and community groups and residents to ensure the programmes were relevant and of interest locally.
Natalie Ganpatsingh, Nature Lead for Intelligent Health: “We know that connecting people to nature has huge benefits for health and wellbeing so it amazing to build upon the success of our Beat the Street programmes which have helped thousands discover fantastic green spaces on their doorstep.
“The substantial changes in behaviour we seen during our Beat the Street games are just the beginning for participants — in the months following each game we work with local stakeholders to create a lasting legacy of physical activity in each community.”