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Including exercise daily in your routine can really make a difference to your health. Daily exercise will increase your energy and create a positive mood and clear your mind when you need to. Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week.

Walking

Wellbeing walks

It’s almost impossible not to feel good when we’re walking outdoors – it’s a natural mood-booster! And the great news is we don’t need to walk far or fast to feel its effects on our health and wellbeing. Simply getting out is a tonic for our minds and bodies, and it can be sociable too.

Almost all of us can manage a stroll, and Ramblers Wellbeing Walks make it easier to start walking and stay active. And you’ll certainly never be short of good company.

Join our free walks as an enjoyable way to discover the beauty of your borough, all you need to do is turn up 10 minutes early in suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. To find out what walks are running in your area visit the wellbeing walks website.

Are you interested in running a local wellbeing walk and supporting the Tunbridge Wells group? Get in contact with the team to find out more by emailing health@tunbridgewells.gov.uk.

Running

Couch to 5k

Get off the couch and running 5K in just nine weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions. More information is available on the couch to 5K website.

Parkrun

Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 9am in Dunorlan Park (Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun) and at Bedgebury Pinetum near Goudhurst.

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world – you can register on the Parkrun website.

RTW Runners

RTW Runners are a friendly running group providing sessions in Southborough and Tunbridge Wells, welcoming people of all ages and abilities. For more information visit the RTW Runners website.

Everyday Active

Everyday Active is about making everyday moves that will make a real difference to your health and happiness. You don’t have to be a sporty person or spend hours in the gym. Taking those small steps to move more can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life.

Kent Sport have developed the Everyday Active website in order to create pathways and options for people who are looking to become more active but might not know where to start.

Tunbridge Wells borough have our own page of the site managed by a dedicated local Everyday Active Champion.

Outdoor gyms

Tunbridge Wells has four outdoor gyms, which are completely free:

  • Oak Road, Doorstep Green: TN2 3BL
    • Near the playground, off the cycle path, and no public toilets on site
  • Calverley Grounds: TN1 1SJ
    • By the tennis courts, public toilets near the car park, and parking on site
  • Hawkenbury Rec: TN2 5BU
    • Near the tennis courts, public toilets in the car park, and parking on site
  • Showfields: TN2 5PX
    • On the village green, toilets available in the local cafe for customers only

Cycling

Our walking and cycling page contains information about local cycling centres, routes, maps, clubs, and events.