Steptember is being delivered by Active Devon and Livewell Southwest, working in partnership with Plymotion, Plymouth City Council & Mayflower 400.
This September many businesses, companies and organisations across Plymouth are taking part in this month-long workplace walking challenge.
Whether you are back at work or working from home you can still create a team of colleagues, track and log your daily steps, climb the leader board and be in with a chance to win great prizes. Plus, there will be fun weekly challenges with lots of extra prizes on offer!
There are so many health and wellbeing benefits to walking, and this an ideal opportunity to get your team feeling healthier and happier. Plus active travel is great for our environment.
The challenges are running from the 7th September to the 4th October and sign up goes live from the 1st September.
To sign up or for more information, click here.
Tackling Loneliness Together
In partnership with the EFLT (English Football League Trust), and the DCMS (Department for Culture, Media & Sport) Argyle Community Trust have set up a walking group for people over the age of 50 in Central Park. The walk is focussed on tackling loneliness and social exclusion and is open to all, every Tuesday at 10:30 meeting at Home Park Stadium.
The walk is around 45-minutes in length and provides an opportunity for people to get some exercise, socialise and chat through any problems with Trust staff. The walk will end at around 11:15 and then all participants are welcome to use the Central Park café (Meadow Café) to have a further sit-down catch up before departure.
If you would like to be involved in this group, please turn up on a Tuesday or if you’d like to confirm your attendance in advance or ask any questions please contact Emma, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayflower 400 Digital Trails App
A brand new App featuring self-guided walking trails throughout Plymouth is now available to download, giving visitors and locals alike the chance to explore the city through new eyes and discover more about its complex history.
There are three tailored trails:
Mayflower Trail: Following a circular route around the Barbican, see the buildings and meet the people that shaped the city in 1620, when the Mayflower ship and its passengers set sail for America.
City Centre Trail: Discover a different side to the imposing post-war architecture in the city centre and learn more about how the city was rebuilt following the Blitz during World War II.
Plymouth Hoe Trail: Enjoy a walk along the coast as you delve into Plymouth’s maritime history, taking in key landmarks such as Tinside Lido and Smeaton's Tower.
By utilising new technologies, the app allows users to overlay video and images onto the landscape in front of them to experience a 'then and now' snapshot of the city.
You can download the app by selecting one of the links below on your mobile device or search for 'Mayflower 400' in the App and Play stores.