When you’re caring for young kids, finding the time to exercise can be a challenge. Some days, simply getting out of the house is a massive achievement. But one thing is for sure … there is no easier way to get out and get moving than with a pram walk.
Pram walking is a simple way to incorporate exercise into your daily routine with the kids. It can be done at any time of the day and at your own pace. Not to mention, it’s free! If you’ve just had a baby, pram walking is a gentle option for getting back into exercise. It helps to restore muscle strength, assist with weight loss and boost your mood!
We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. And when it comes to pram-friendly walks, we’re spoilt for choice.
So, where should you head for your next pram walk?
I’ve been hitting the pavements of the Shire for the last year to road test the best pram-friendly walks around. Here are my top 5 Shire Pram Walks to add to your to-do list!
Cronulla Esplanade is arguably the best pram walk in all of Sydney! Stretching from Greenhills in the north to Salmon Haul in the south, the esplanade offers over 4km of coastal pram walking potential.
If you’ve never hit the esplanade with your pram, what are you waiting for?
The Kamay Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell has a great pram walk around the historic site where Captain Cook first landed in Australia.
If you haven’t been to Kurnell since your Year 2 ‘First Fleet’ excursion, it’s time to change that. It is the ‘birthplace of modern Australia’, after all!
If you’re anything like me, you might have trekked across Como Bridge on Friday nights to get to Oatley Pub ‘back in the day’ … Oh, how times have changed!
A 3km round trip, the Como Bridge walk is a peaceful alternative for those looking for a waterside walk without the congestion of the Cronulla Esplanade.
And as a bonus … Como Pleasure Grounds has a fab playground and a quality café for that much-needed caffeine boost.
Here’s one for the nature lovers – a pram-friendly bush walk.
Lady Carrington Drive is an historic cycleway, running through the Royal National Park from Audley. This ‘off-the-beaten track’ adventure is best suited to those with strong, off-road prams.
A word of warning … it’s 10km long. I’ll admit I’ve never reached the end … but that doesn’t matter. Just walk for as long as you fancy and turn around. You’ll love the serenity!
Underneath the Woronora Bridge, you’ll find a hidden boardwalk with some of the best views of the Woronora River. You can join the boardwalk from the ends of Oakwood or Galga Streets in Sutherland, or Menai Road in Bangor.
It’s a bit noisy to start as you walk along the roadside at either end, but once you descend below the bridge it’s perfect for napping babies.
Jen Henwood is a local mum who loves to get out and enjoy the fresh air with her daughter, Halle. Over the past year, Jen and Halle have tackled a heap of fantastic, pram-friendly walks throughout the Shire. You can follow their adventures @ShirePramWalks on Facebook and Instagram, or on their website www.ShirePramWalks.com