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Travel Actively

Travel Actively is Active Cumbria’s new programme aimed to provide a wide range of cycling and walking interventions to help attract those into new ways of travelling actively in Barrow and Carlisle.

Travel Actively is a three-year programme to support, encourage and enable people to be more active by cycling, walking and wheeling for everyday journeys.  ‘Travel Actively’ has received £1.5million from the Department for Transport (DfT) Active Travel Social Prescribing Pilot Delivery fund. Cumbria is just one of eleven local authorities in England to have been awarded a share of £12.7million.

The programme, delivered by a team of four, in the localities of Barrow-In-Furness and Carlisle, will focus on the following groups:

  • Older adults
  • People with a disability or with a long-term health condition(s)
  • People from poorest communities
  • People from ethnically diverse communities
  • Children and young people
  • People socially prescribed or signposted

Through a range of initiatives, Travel Actively will support people to overcome barriers, develop relevant skills and increase confidence. This will result in a positive behaviour change towards travelling actively and people adopting a more active lifestyle.

If you would like further information, please e-mail the team at

Active Travel England is the government’s executive agency responsible for making walking, wheeling and cycling the preferred choice for everyone to get around in England.  Find out more here.

What is social prescribing?

Social prescribing is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing. Find out more here 

Travel Actively Stastics for Barrow and Carlisle

We also have a dedicated Active Travel to Schools programme.  Visit the webpage here