A landscape image showing a canal that curves around to the left of the image. In the background of the image and down the canal are a few high rise apartment buildings. To the right of the canal is a towpath which curves around following the canal. On the towpath are a group of people walking away from the camera. There is an arched bridge down the canal route. All around the canal, path and image is greenery; green trees, green grass and green bushes.

Walking Ladywood’s History

Walking Ladywood’s History

Roundhouse Birmingham, with the help of funding from Birmingham City Council, are excited to be starting a local Ladywood Walking group this year, and we need you!

If you’re looking to get more active, then look no further. The aim of our walking group is to encourage an active lifestyle, reinforcing the importance of being and staying active, especially as we age. Anyone who is interested in getting involved is very welcome, but we’re particularly interested in hearing from those who are from or live in Ladywood and are aged 60+.    

But why a walking group? 

Walking is a free, low impact way of getting active and an easy way to incorporate regular exercise into our busy lives. Being regularly active can help with many things, including: 

  • Improving heart, muscle and bone health. 
  • Improving memory and brain function.  
  • Reduces the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.  
  • Socialising and meeting new people. 
  • Improving your confidence. 
  • Improving your mood and managing stress. 
  • Improving your mental health and managing symptoms of depression and anxiety.  

That’s why we’re pleased be running a fortnightly walking group. Starting here from the Roundhouse, we’ll be heading out along the canals and around the streets of Ladywood to get our steps in to improve our health.  

But there’s more! We’re keen for this to be a social experience and want to hear about the spaces and places in Ladywood that mean something to you. We hope to collaborate these into a new walking route that will be free for anyone to walk.  

If you would like to get involved, you can register your interest by emailing walk@roundhousebirmingham.org.uk or why not come along to an information event to find out more. These drop-in sessions will be running 11:00 – 12:00 at the Roundhouse on the following dates: 

  • Friday 17th May 
  • Saturday 18th May 
  • Wednesday 29th May  

Please get in touch with us for more information.

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