Health Walks

Walking for Health in North Somerset can help you become more active in a friendly and supportive environment.

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Current Health Walk Programme can be found by clicking here and visiting the downloads box on the right-hand side.

The Scheme welcomes over 300 regular walkers in and around Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Winscombe, Long Ashton and Yatton. Walks vary in duration from 30 minutes up to an hour.

If you are new or returning to exercise, Walking for Health not only offers the opportunity to improve fitness at a pace that suits you, but also provides the opportunity to meet new people and socialise.

We offer a programme of group walks, encouraging people of all ages to achieve a more active lifestyle. Our walks are led by friendly trained volunteer walk leaders who very much welcome you to join their groups. Many Walk Leaders are also first aid trained.

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When you arrive at a health walk for the first time you will be asked to complete a  walker registration form If you wish you can complete it now and take it along to your first walk. The leader will tell you about the route at the start; we try to avoid steep hills, stiles, many steps or very muddy/slippery surfaces.  However, be prepared for the odd hill and stile, grass, uneven surfaces or puddles after rain.  Please wear sensible shoes, preferably walking shoes or trainers, especially during the autumn and winter months.

Please note only registered assistance dogs are permitted on the health walks.

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To find out what health walk is nearest to you go to:

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/north-somerset-walking-for-health

Walk leader Contact details:

Big Worle Tony Dolling 07976 737 112
Clevedon Lynne Purcell 01275 852 663
Long Ashton Kira Thorpe 01275 882731
Nailsea Diane Bennett 01275 810 067
Portishead Anne Brain 01275 374 867
Weston John Western 01934 511 808
Winscombe Tim Burrows 01934 842 554
Yatton Marion Davies 01934 833 605

You can use our interactive map to find the meeting places.

For more information about the national Walking for Health initiative visit:  Walking for Health website.

If you would like to go on a more challenging/longer walk, take a look at other walking groups available across North Somerset here:

Walking groups in North Somerset


Would you be interested in becoming a Health Walk Leader?

If you would like to help others get healthier, you love being out in the fresh air and you are reasonably active yourself then becoming a volunteer health walk leader might be for you.

We run a volunteer health walk leader training day twice a year which will give you the skills you need to support a current health walk or start a new one in your area.

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New leaders mean that more walks can be started in new locations and we can make sure all abilities are catered for. There are many ways you could help besides leading the walks, such as helping with route planning, risk assessing or taking on other paperwork that is crucial to the success of the health walks programme.

Our next training day is on Weds 4th March 2020 in Clevedon. 10am – 1pm (time TBC). Please get in touch if you are interested in attending.

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