Walking for Health in North Somerset can help you get fitter in a friendly and supportive environment.
The Scheme welcomes over 300 regular walkers in and around Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Winscombe, Long Ashton and Yatton.
If you are new or returning to exercise, walking 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 live a more active lifestyle. Our walks are led by friendly volunteer walk leaders who very much welcome you to join their groups.
Walks vary in duration from 30 minutes up to an hour. We welcome all abilities and very much encourage those who have not exercised for some time to come and walk.
All our walk leaders are volunteers who have completed Walking for Health training with many of them also first aid trained.
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. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on health walks.
Where are they held?
There are nine groups running that cover Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Bournville, Long Ashton, Winscombe and Yatton.
Have a look at the current programme from October to December inclusive:
To find out what health walk is nearest to you go to:
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 the national Walking for Health website.
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.
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.
If you are interested please contact your nearest health walk group and go along to see just how it works. If you enjoy the walk and want to attend the training please then get in touch.
Our next training day will be during November 2018.