Opportunities to move more in Coventry

Coventry on the move is aimed at encouraging people to get up and active and have some fun.

Local opportunities:

Walk more, feel good!

Walking maps

Maps of easy walks in the following areas:

You can also download the walking maps [/downloads/download/3225/walk_more_feel_good_maps] or get in touch with us and we will post them to you.

Daily Mile in schools

The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age or personal circumstances.

The Daily Mile is successful because it is simple and free:

  1. It takes place over just 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each day.
  2. Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
  3. There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
  4. Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
  5. It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
  6. It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile

For more information, visit the Daily Mile website [https://thedailymile.co.uk/].

Coventry on the Move in Parks

Coventry on the Move in Parks is a scheme that aims to make the city healthier by encouraging more people to get active in their park or green space.

The scheme started with the opening of a route around Stoke Heath Sports Ground.  Since then the Council has rolled out installation of distance markers in 44 parks and open spaces throughout the city so that people can check how far they have been travelling.

The parks and green spaces also have new notice boards that the community can use for posting local information.

Anyone can enjoy the routes – so give them a try!

The routes [https://www.coventry.gov.uk/downloads/file/32570/coventry_on_the_move_walking_and_running_routes] can be found at:

  • Stoke Heath Sports Ground
  • Moat House Park
  • Radford Recreation Ground
  • Edgwick Park
  • Holbrooks Park
  • Cash's Park
  • Woodway Walk Open Space
  • Radford Common
  • Blackwatch Recreation Ground
  • Cubbington Road Open Space
  • Sowe Common North and South
  • St Margaret's Park
  • Barras Heath Park
  • Blackberry Lane Open Space
  • Simon Stone Street Open Space
  • Wood End Brookstray
  • Caludon Castle Park
  • Wyken Croft Nature Park
  • Morris Avenue Open Space
  • Brinklow Road Open Space
  • Binley Recreation Ground
  • Willenhall Brookstray
  • Stoke Aldermoor Open Space
  • Stoke Green
  • Gosford Park
  • Humber Road Open Space
  • Whitley Common
  • Stivichall Open Space
  • War Memorial Park
  • Spencer Park
  • Tutbury Avenue Open Space
  • Prior Deram Park
  • Park Wood Meadow (combined with Westwood Heath IOS)
  • Floyds Field Sports Ground
  • Allesley Park
  • Lake View Park
  • Sovereign Row Park/Jardine Crescent Sports Ground
  • Hearsall Common
  • Gosford Green
  • Nauls Mill Park
  • Coundon Hall Park
  • Jardine Crescent Sports Ground (The Ponderosa)

Outdoor equipment

Notice boards display a map of the routes, together with details of physical activities that are going on in parks across the city, including Longford Park, Gainford Rise, Willenhall Wood, Quinton Park and Dorchester Way.

If you've been inspired by our parks and facilities and would like to share your story, you can do so on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/coventrysport/?eid=ARBtJVe3Kq1gF40bnp34wYKULALBefRoECoJU8Ozad9vX3gdXMZGyaV56khy2ufMIaTCwfqZ4QP8ACpX] or Twitter [https://twitter.com/CovSport].