Nicholas Everitt Park and Oulton Broad Walk

This walk covers a range of locations along the stunning Oulton Broad. Viewers will begin their journey at the Wherry Hotel and will continue along the Broad, passing through Nicholas Everitt Park, before finishing at the entrance to Carlton Marshes. Along the way, viewers will learn about Oulton Broad and the surrounding points of interest, both past and present.

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Lowestoft Lighthouse to Ness Point Walk

Starting at Lowestoft Lighthouse, this walk takes viewers through some of Lowestoft's well-known parks and gardens, before finishing up at Ness Point, the most easterly point in the UK. The walk includes information about the parks and their history, as well as two museums, the Lowestoft War Memorial Museum and the Lowestoft Maritime Museum.

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Lound Heath Circular Walk

This circular walk invites viewers to enjoy the sights of Lound village and its surrounding scenery. Starting in the village itself before travelling to Lound Heath, the walk covers a range of topics, from the 12th century church to the environmental significance of the nearby lakes. Along the route, viewers can learn historical facts about the village and the land on which it was built.

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Claremont Pier and Kensington Gardens Walk

This walk covers the southern section of Lowestoft's beaches, visiting a range of prominent historical locations along the way. Starting at Wellington Gardens, the walk continues south down the esplanade and passes notable sights such as Claremont Pier and Kensington Gardens. The walk also includes a range of historical facts about the town of Lowestoft and its beaches and fishing industry along the way.

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Overview of project

The Lowestoft Mile project aims to get people in and around Lowestoft active, even if they can't leave their homes. A series of virtual walks will take viewers around different areas of the town and surrounding parishes, passing by various points of interest along the way. Interesting facts about the area will also be shared with the viewer as they move through the route. Mental health and social isolation are two of Lowestoft CP's priorities, and this project aims to tackle both by helping people to get active and learn more about their local area.



Getting started

We've put together some top tips to help you feel the physical and mental benefits that even small increases in physical activity can bring. However you choose to move, it's all good for your health and wellbeing. Even including small bursts of activity across your day all add up and help you move more. So, whether it's seated steps, moving your arms while seated or standing and walking on the spot - every little helps!

Pace yourself

It is important that you listen to your body when you exercise. You may feel warmer or even slightly breathless at the time, with muscles and joints getting a little sore a day or two after. Don't worry, this is normal! However, only do what feels comfortable for you, particularly if you have a health condition. Don't push yourself if you feel yourself becoming tired or are in pain. It's important to build up your exercise levels gradually over time.

Look after your health

Remember to drink plenty of water before, during and after activities to help your body stay healthy. When exercising, make sure to wear comfortable clothes that allow for a good range of movement.

Getting outside

If you can, we encourage people to go outside and exercise. Only do this if you feel ready to, and it is safe to do so. You could walk in your local park or even your garden. Getting outdoors, even for a short period, can boost your mood and reduce anxiety - providing you're doing so within the government guidelines. You might even be inspired by these videos and do one of the walks in person!

Virtual Reality Headset

If you are using Virtual Reality (VR) goggles, please ensure that you are always aware of your surroundings before beginning use and while using the headset. Use caution to avoid injury and remain seated unless your content experience requires standing. Serious injuries can occur from tripping, running into or striking walls, furniture or other objects, so clear an area for safe use before using the headset.