Date Published: 13 November 2018
Active Rutland has been awarded public health funding to develop a new outdoor exercise trail in Oakham.
Exercise trails are challenging circuits that offer families and people of all ages a way to be physically active.
Made up of pieces of fixed equipment like beams and bars, exercise trails can help to improve strength, agility and coordination. They can be used for fun or as part of an exercise routine.
An area of grassland between Stamford Road and Burley Park Way is being considered as a possible location for the new exercise trail because it provides sufficient open space within easy walking and cycling distance of Oakham.
Active Rutland is now seeking views from local residents on the type of equipment that is proposed for the site and whether the suggested location is suitable.
“We know people in Rutland are among some of the most active anywhere in the country and we have a great opportunity to make exercise even easier and more enjoyable with the creation of a new exercise trail that’s free and accessible to everyone.”
Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure
If agreed, the new equipment could be installed early in the New Year and would be maintained by Oakham Town Council. Improvements would also be made to a gate on Stamford Road to provide easier access to the site.
Consultation on the outdoor exercise trail runs until 21 December 2018.
To find out more and take part, go to our Public Consultations page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.