One of the reasons health experts give walking rave reviews is because it’s a ‘lifestyle exercise’. That means you can usually make time for it without too much of a change to your daily routine. Walking to work, to the shops, or the final mile from the bus stop may take a little more time, but it’s certainly not the big project that signing up for a gym (and the time or cost to get there) can be.
From your new home at Friarwood Park you can walk into Pontefract Town Centre in around 10 minutes where you will find a wide range of useful amenities such as doctors, dentists, banks, fast food retailers and a range of supermarkets including Asda, Morrison’s, Farmfoods, Iceland Foods and Marks and Spencer. The nearest schools – Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and The Kings School – can be reached on foot in around 15 minutes, or you can walk to Halfpenny Lane Junior and Infant School and Larks Hill Junior and Infant School in around 20 minutes.
If sports and fitness is your thing, Pontefract Squash and leisure Club may be of interest! Here you will find badminton, table tennis and squash facilities as well a fitness suit, fitness classes and the Leydon Smith School of Dance. What’s more Pontefract Squash and Leisure Cub is just over 10 minutes away on foot. Alternatively, if you would like to explore some of Pontefract’s captivating history you can walk to Pontefract Castle in just 10 minutes.
Get a route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free, healthy and green.