Top places to get fit and active in the West Midlands

Setting yourself a challenge for 2016? Want to get fit and lose a bit of the post-Christmas bulge? Then strap on your trainers and get the blood pumping at one of these locations that are guaranteed to burn calories and make you feel good!

Go Ape - Cannock Chase

You could be zooming around on a zipwire like this at Cannock Chase. Pic: PA photo.

Fancy monkeying around and getting fit while your at it? Then Go Ape is the place to head to next year. Featuring tree-top high wires and fast and furious zip wires, there is plenty for people to get involved with. If you don't fancy putting on a harness and swinging between trees, then a Segway trail means you can get some fresh air without scaling the dizzying heights of the forest. 

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Wolf Mountain - Wolverhampton

The climbing walls of Wolf Mountain.

With all the thrill of the great outdoors, inside, head to the rock climbing haven of Wolf Mountain in Wolverhampton, where despite it's intimidating name, a friendly and warm welcome is extended to climbers of all abilities. 

Read our review of a day at Wolf Mountain here.

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Sneyd Lake - Walsall

Children from County Bridge Primary School get ready to take to the water.

Ever fancied your hand at a spot of sailing or a crack at canoeing? Then Sneyd Lake could be the cure for your water-based fitness regime. With a range of certified courses in the likes of canoeing, sailing and windsurfing, all of the activities offer a chance to learn to new skills and get active too. 

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Umberslade Adventure - Hockley Heath 

Archery, fishing, climbing, a zip line and a commando course are just some of the exciting activities that Umberslade Adventure have on offer. Closed now for the Winter, the park will reopen in Spring 2016 with the onset of (hopefully!) warmer weather. Families can also enjoy a relaxing natural trial together, allowing you all to keep fit and have fun too! 

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Dudley Zoo and Castle - Dudley

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Tigers will be some of the familiar faces welcoming visitors to Dudley Zoo.

For a day out that doesn't involve swinging from trees or getting soaked in a lake, Dudley Zoo offers a more relaxed, but just as active day out. Whether you stroll around the enclosures or explore the beautiful gardens, it's a perfect way to blow away the cobwebs after a cosy Christmas indoors. Those fancying something different can get up close and personal with their favourite animals through the zoo's close encounters experiences. 

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