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Health walks

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Every step counts logo
We coordinate a programme of health walks in the district which are accredited by a national initiative called Walking for Health. The aim is to provide opportunities for people who currently do little or no exercise to take advantage of this free, easy and beneficial activity.

Volunteer Walk Leaders guide each walk and there is no need to book, just turn up on the day. There is no requirement for any special equipment but dress sensibly for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for the conditions. Please arrive a few minutes before the start to allow time to complete a brief Walkers registration form.

What to expect

  • Image depicting People taking part in an organised Health Walk The Walk Leaders will introduce themselves, identify the intended route and warn of any hazards along it. Before your first walk they will ask you to complete a brief health related questionnaire.
  • One of the Walk leaders will walk at or near the front and the other at the back of the group.
  • The walk consists of a gentle warm up walk, followed by walking at a brisker pace, the last five minutes will be a gentle warm down as the walk comes to an end.
  • The back Walk leader will walk as slowly as the slowest walker to accommodate all ranges and speeds of walking abilities.

What to wear/bring

  • You should wear loose, comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather, e.g. trainers, sturdy flat shoes or even walking boots.
  • You may like to bring a small bottle of drinking water with you.
  • Footwear should also be suitable for the weather e.g. trainers, sturdy flat shoes or even walking boots. REMEMBER paths can become slippery.

Please refer to the health walks leaflet under 'Downloads' to the right of this page for details on walks.  


If you enjoy walking with us, why not become a volunteer Walk Leader!

Free training and equipment provided and the more Walk Leaders we can recruit - the more walks we can offer!

For further information please call 01327 322337 or email Leisure facilities


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