Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It’s easier than you think to fit into your day!
“Active 10” is an app which aims to encourage people to take brisk walks of at least 10 minutes every day. A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”. Click here for more information on the app.
Kent Sport has developed 10 walking routes that can be enjoyed from the centre of Kent and Medway’s largest towns. Each route consists of at least one “Active 10”, and – because each one starts from a town centre – is designed to fit around your daily life: work, shopping or meeting up with friends.
Dover town centre to marina
Total length: 1.3 miles
No. Active 10s: 2-3
Dover is a bustling port town with plenty of history and the advantage of superb walking routes nearby along the famous White Cliffs. There are also walks to be enjoyed the seafront, with the promenades and marina offering great spots to explore and take in the sea views.
This Active 10 walking route is 1.3 miles long in its entirety, consisting of between two and three complete Active 10s if you walk the whole route. However, feel free to walk as little or as much of the route as you feel able to.
From Dover town centre, take Cannon Street towards the seafront, turn right onto King Street and then continue onto Bench Street. Pass under Townwall Street and continue on to Waterloo Cfescent, turning right to walk along the seafront. Walk up to the marina and then back along the seafront, returning to where you started.
Why not give this Active 10 walking route a try next time you’re in Dover town centre? Whether it’s during your lunchbreak from work, or taking a break from a shopping trip, this Active 10 walking route is sure to help you move towards a healthier lifestyle.
Active 10 is part of the One You campaign, helping people move towards healthier lifestyles. In Kent, there is the One You Kent campaign. Visit www.kent.gov.uk/oneyou for more information on the campaign. To download the Active 10 app for iOS or Android, visit www.nhs.uk/active10 or search for “Active 10” in the App Store or Google Play.