With all that’s going on in the world at the moment, for those who are able, exercise outside has been a lifeline. Some are seasoned pros and know all the cycling, running and walking routes in West London. For others, it’s a very new thing. That’s why we’ve put together this resource for exercising in and around the local area.
Ealing Council breaks their walking routes up by type and geographical location – all with PDF maps and directions. Click the links to choose from:
Historic walk guides of Ealing, Northolt, Greenford and Southall
If you like to add a bit of history to your daily stroll, the historic walk guides are brilliant.
The health walk guides for the local area are great for getting out and taking a breather.
If you’re looking for a bit of a challenge, take in the local scenery from two wheels with this 22 mile circular route. You can download a PDF of directions or look at the map on the Let’s Ride website linked below.
If you want to record your walks and runs, get GPS maps, see distances, record calories burned and even record your own routes, an app is a great solution – be warned, they’re a bit addictive. There are many great GPS running and walking apps available and Strava, MapMyWalk/MapMyRun are all free (although there are some premium features that you can choose to add). If you don’t know the area well, then an app can help you explore. The premium versions also have training help so that the app acts as a motivator.
For a bit of extra fun, you can try to ‘draw’ by walking, running or cycling on your map. Like this Sussex cyclist did to say thank you to NHS key workers.
Running, walking and cycling are all free activities that are as great for your heart as they are for your wallet. Where are your favourite routes in Ealing?