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Yorkshire Sport Foundation 

Active Partnership

A Lottery-funded charity supporting organisations across the nine districts of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. It is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England who work with partners to create the conditions for an active nation, using the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives. Over a quarter of the population are inactive, so as a charity, Yorkshire Sport Foundation works closely with partners to help individuals and communities overcome barriers and build healthy habits for life. They connect, influence and provide support for sport and physical activity, increasing and improving the many ways people can take part and get active. To find an activity near you visit the Yorkshire Foundation homepage, select Get Active and Choose an Activity from the drop down listed provided. Some of the activities include 50+ classes, bowls, curling, chair-based exercises as well as walking basketball and walking football to name but a few.

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Barnsley

Walk Well Barnsley

Walking for Health

Part of the national Walking for Health scheme, Walk Well Barnsley has a full programme of guided walks designed to suit people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. A great way to get more active, improve health and meet new people, all walks are free to attend and they particularly encourage people with long-term health conditions (such as arthritis) to come along. Health walks are not about rambling, hiking or ‘power walking’ – they’re just short led walks in your local area at your own pace. All walks are led by qualified, friendly Volunteer Walk Leaders who are always supportive and welcoming to all new comers.

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Doncaster

Doncaster Health Walks

Walking for Health

Doncaster Health Walks are free, fun, friendly, and designed to help you take your first step towards moving more. There are currently 14 regular walks, with 5 wheelchair friendly walks led by volunteer walk leaders who will support you every step of the way with a smile. Short, steady, walks vary from 30-90 minutes, but all include the chance to have a cuppa and chatter after offering the opportunity meet new people and share your journey. No need to book, simply turn up 10 minutes before the walk start time.

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Doncaster

Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust

A registered charity delivering premier leisure provision venues (13 in total) across Doncaster, offering a diverse range of health, fitness, leisure and entertainment activities. They aim to help communities across Doncaster to achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. Activities include an array of fitness classes, outdoor and indoor sports as well as cycling and swimming. The ESCAPE-pain programme is also delivered across a number of their venues. To find your nearest venue and activities to suit you, please visit their website.

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