Health & Wellbeing

If you need to exercise, wide river and canal paths are ideal, providing you follow guidelines. Waterways are also a place of calm in this busy world. Could rivers help your health and wellbeing?

Get out of the city with...

...the Blue Loop

Incorporating the Five Weirs Walk and covering 8 miles of the River Don and Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, this fabulous waterway loop is a great place to walk, run or cycle safely, as long as you follow government guidelines.

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Help tackle stress with...

...Mindfulness in Nature

It's OK to be stressed and anxious, particularly in these difficult times. Mindfulness can help bring you out of anxious thoughts; we particularly like this 'leaves on a stream' video exercise. There's an audio below - to download, once opened, right-click on the player and click 'save audio as'.

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Get on your bike to explore...

...The Upper Don Trail

If you're fortunate to live closeby, Beeley Wood, Wharncliffe Wood and the Upper Don Trail provide boast some fantastic wide paths all the way to Dunford Bridge. As long as you follow government guidelines, they're a great place for a daily cycle. We've mapped the whole path below, but encourage you to pick a short section.

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We hope our wonderful rivers have brought you health and wellbeing during these difficult times. Head back to the landing page for more ideas to connect with our waterways.

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