Type of Walk: Health and Wellbeing

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Health-and-Wellbeing/

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The Category Health and Wellbeing is a subset of Particular Types of Walks in the UK. Click HERE to find a List of the Titles of all of the Health and Wellbeing Entities which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.activecumbria.org/activities/

Category:Cumbria
Overview

'Active Cumbria, the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is one of 45 County Sports Partnerships (CSP's) in England; the foundations of the organisation were laid in 1999 when the local authorities in Cumbria came together to collaborate and secure funding to deliver Sport England's Active Sport Programme ...'

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Active Cumbria

www.activenewcastle.co.uk

Overview

'City Walking ... Fell Walking ... Nordic Walking ... Orienteering ... Race Walking ... Rambling'

Description from

Newcastle City Council

www.activenorfolk.org/walking

Category:Norfolk
Overview

'Welcome to Active Norfolk - the County Sports Partnership for Norfolk! We aim to provide the single source of activity information for players, organisers, supporters and media. We are working in partnership with all of Norfolk's local authorities, Public Health Norfolk and Sport England to increase participation in sport and physical activity.'

Description from

Active Norfolk

www.slough.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-events/active-slough.aspx

Category:Slough
Overview

'Take a stroll, completing an active mile from your local medical centre.'

Description from

Slough Borough Council

www.activenewham.org.uk/walking_for_health

Category:Newham
Overview

'Do you enjoy getting out and about, meeting new people and improving your health and fitness?
Our friendly walking groups meet regularly to discover great walking routes within Newham and further afield. You can either join our relatively easy led walks, or be more adventurous with our ramblers.'

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Newham Council

www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getoutside/britain-on-foot

Category:Across the UK
Overview

'Created and led by the Outdoor Industries Association, Britain on Foot™ is a campaign to inspire our nation. A campaign that’ll encourage more people in Britain to get active outdoors and one that aims to support the many hundreds of local, regional and national Outdoor initiatives already in place today while in the long run, gain national recognition as a simple call to action - "It's Great Outdoors!"'

www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/one-you-kent/health-walks/

Category:Kent
Overview

'Short, local walks designed to help you to get active, get outdoors and meet new people. Led by friendly volunteers, Health Walks are especially good for people who are recovering from illness, or who just need a bit of extra motivation to take more exercise. Walks usually take from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, and leave from central locations such as your local library or leisure centre. There’s no need to book, just turn up and join in!'

Description from

Kent Community Health

www.pathsforall.org.uk

Category:Scotland
Overview

'We are a partnership of organisations committed to promoting walking for health and the development of multi-use path networks in Scotland.'

'Since 2005 Local Authorities and National Park Authorities (Access Authorities) have been busy preparing Core Paths Plans (CPP). Under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 every Access Authority has a duty to prepare a CPP. Some plans have been completed whilst others are still going through the planning process. If you would like to know more about the process of making a plan have a look at Core Paths Plans: A Guide to Good Practice.'

www.phototrails.org

Category:Across the UK
Overview

'Phototrails is here to help everyone discover and enjoy access to the countryside, tailored to their own needs and preferences. This website aims to help all lovers of the countryside to find locations where they can enjoy the enormous benefits of recreation in the great outdoors. Fieldfare staff and volunteers explore the length and breadth of the country to bring you an up-to-date guide to the accessibility of countryside sites and trails.'

Description from

Fieldfare Trust

www.solihullactive.co.uk/walking-in-solihull/

Category:Solihull
Overview

'Solihull Active is a social marketing campaign which aims to promote sport and physical activity in Solihull.'

Description from

Solihull Active

stepchangescot.scot

Category:Scotland
Overview

'The National Walking Strategy outlines our vision of a Scotland where everyone benefits from walking. It contains recommendations from a working group to create a walking culture.'

Description from

The Scottish Government.

walk4life.info

Category:Across the UK
Overview

'Walk4Life was orginally part of the Government's Change4Life campaign that was set up to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that add up to big health benefits. Walk4Life is all about helping people move and walking is a great way to start. Almost everyone can do it, anywhere, at any time, and it’s free - you can just get out there and start walking ...' This Site is now fee-based.

www.walkinginyourcommunity.com

Overview

'An initiative to encourage people throughout Northern Ireland to get walking in their local area. The initiative offers introductory walk leader training and other support to deliver a successful walking programme for local communities.'

balsamcentre.org.uk/adult-activities.html

Category:South Somerset
Overview

'The Balsam Centre is owned and managed by a charity (Wincanton Community Venture) set up by local people in 1999 with the aim of supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in Wincanton and the rural area and settlements around it. Overall it provides a wide range of services and activities that are easy to access, enjoyable and that have lasting benefits.

Description from

The Balsam Centre

brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/health-and-social-care/healthy-liv...

Category:Brent
Overview

'We have created a series of self-led walks which will take you through the tranquillity of the green spaces and country parks, the buzz of the high streets, the historic landmarks and sites of importance.'

Description from

Brent Council

www.southwark.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/for-the-public...

Category:Southwark
Overview

'CoolWalks are being developed by the local community around each of the borough's libraries to promote walking as a healthy activity at the same time as meeting new people and learning about the local area. The project is being facilitiated by CoolTan Arts in conjunction with libraries and public health.'

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Southwark Council

crawley.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/topics/being-active/outdoor-health

Category:Crawley
Overview

'We’ve teamed up with the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership to bring you circular walks in Crawley, called the "Greenways". They all have different levels of difficulty, taking in all parts of the town.'

Description from

Crawley Borough Council

See also

ALERT Unable to find descriptions of the Walks originally referenced here, so I have replaced the Website Link.

dementiaadventure.co.uk

Overview

Organize or support various walks around the UK.

Description from

Dementia Adventure

fairtradewayswales.wordpress.com

Category:Wales
Overview

'This is a website which records Fair Trade Ways walked throughout Wales, and contains ideas for you to create your own walks in your own communities. The walks will vary from long distance paths linking Fairtrade Towns to short walks used by campaigners to promote Fair Trade.'

newcastlegateshead.com/explore/gateshead

Category:Gateshead
Overview

'FREE led walks taking place across the borough - come and Get Walking in Gateshead!'

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Gateshead Council

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/communities/good-move

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'People coming along to our walks are enjoying getting out, meeting new people and taking in the sights of the city's parks and gardens.'

Description from

Glasgow Life

www.lbhf.gov.uk/adult-learning-and-skills/walkwell

Overview

Local walking for health improvement  'Walkwell is the Hammersmith and Fulham brand encouraging people to take regular walks around local parks and areas of interest. The programme is very inclusive and would benefit the health of everyone, whether on a self guided amble or joining one of the volunteer lead walks.'

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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/christchurch-health-walks

Category:Christchurch
Overview

’Our Health Walks are normally led by volunteer walk leaders throughout the Christchurch area. They run every week to help you establish a routine, and are ideal for beginners. Have a look to see if there is a walk near you, they are all free to attend.’

www.wrexham.gov.uk/assets/pdfs/countryside/health_walks.pdf

Category:Wrexham
Overview

'7 walks that start from the Country Parks managed by Wrexham Parks, Countryside and Public Rights of Way Service. The walks are relatively easy being no more than 2-3 miles long, lasting no longer than 2 hours ... We have tried to include in the walks any points of local interest ... Each of the 7 Country Parks is unique, with something for everyone to enjoy, from tranquil woodland and riverside views to play areas and farm animals.'

brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/sport-leisure-and-parks/sports/spo...

Category:Brent
Overview

Guided health walks, usually of one hour duration, at various locations around and about Brent.

Description from

Brent Council

www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/walking-in-leicester/commun...

Category:Leicester
Overview

'Join one of our walking programmes for short, easy walks in Leicester. Every walker gets a free Get Walking pack, step counter and other goodies. All ages and abilities are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on all our walks.'ALERT The Community Walking Project, now referenced here, uses a project methodology for the walking group element based on the model of the Get Walking Keep Walking project (GWKW) which was in place from 2012 to March 2016, and was originally the focus of this Record.

www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/parks-sport-and-leisure/parks-and-open-...

Category:Barnet
Overview

'Marked and Measured Routes are pre-plotted routes of 1k, 2.5k or 5k which can be walked, run or cycled at your own pace - all for free ... Each Map contains the route location, distance and a difficulty rating of 1 - 4 (1 = easy and flat, 4 = difficult and hilly). The majority of the routes cross footpaths and grassed areas and therefore may be muddy and / or uneven, making them unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.'

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London Borough of Barnet

www.northwarks.gov.uk/info/20081/sports_clubs_and_groups/1260/walking

Overview

'Walking is ideal for most people to become physically active without the need for any special equipment. It is a great way to get some fresh air, meet new people, socialise and get out and about in your local community ... '

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/events-markets-parks-and...

Category:Nottingham
Overview

'A Walk in the Park is a programme of free short walks in local parks and open spaces in the City. There are 11 self guided walks that are available to use that can be completed at your own pace and at a time that suits you.'

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Nottingham City Council

www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/walking-maps/

Category:Oadby & Wigston
Overview

'This booklet was produced by the Stepping Stones Project, based at Leicestershire County Council and Active Together at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. The booklet contains 10 lunchtime walks (1hr or less) within the Borough that range from the treed avenues of the University area to the countryside on your doorstep.'

Description from

Choose How You Move

travelchoice.org.uk/walking-parent/walking-for-leisure/

Category:Peterborough
Overview

'This guide shows the locations of six individual circular walks within the Peterborough City boundaries and gives factual information about how to prepare for walking and its health benefits ...'

www.facebook.com/ynwavolunteers/

Category:Denbighshire
Overview

'Prestatyn and Meliden's social walking programme. This FREE initiative is open to everyone, with walks to suit all ages and abilities.' ALERT Entry replaced at Review.

Description from

Dewis Cymru

www.staffordbc.gov.uk/walkingforhealth

Category:Stafford
Overview

'Doorstep Walks help the "walker" to explore all sorts of interesting features in their neighbourhood. The Doorstep Walk aims to encourage walking and the pursuit of healthier lifestyles. Doorstep Walks make use of the Public Rights of Way network. But beware, a few sections of the walk can become muddy and wet at certain times of the year. Boots and wellies are recommended! Each Doorstep Walk has a specially designed leaflet to guide you. The leaflets were designed by local school children and volunteers who helped identify the route and points of interest.' Unfortunately, the Link to 'Doorstep Walks' no longer seem to be working - though at the time of Review (19 March 2016) Google cited links to individual Walks. I have written to the Council.

Description from

Stafford Borough Council

getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/stockbridge-village-knowsley

Category:Knowsley
Overview

'Stockbridge Village is a place where you can be more physically active by taking advantage of walking routes on and around the village. A booklet is available which aims to encourage regular walking to improve health. This is achieved by starting with the shorter routes and progressing to the longer walks which take in local beauty spots and woodland ...' ALERT At Review, I could no longer locate the Walking Routes, so I have changed the Link to GetOutside.

Description from

GetOutside

www.strollinginstrouddistrict.org/downloadablewalks.asp

Category:Stroud
Overview

'Allows you to download self-guided walking routes from across the Stroud District and within Gloucestershire. There are currently five sets of walks available.'

Description from

Stroud District Council

healthylifeessex.co.uk/articles/outdoor-life/countryside-in-essex/coun...

Category:Castle Point
Overview

Healthy Life Essex 'Nine Walks of Discovery around a Suburban Essex Village.'

Copies of the Booklet should be available at outlets in Thundersley: See Healthy Life Essex Blog

Description from

Healthy Life Essex

www.walkcolchester.org.uk

Category:Colchester
Overview

Walk Colchester is 'a green community mapping initiative. Its main aims are to record and protect Colchester’s paths, parks, woodland and open spaces, and to promote enjoyable, accessible, informed pedestrianism for walkers of all ages and abilities'.

www.facebook.com/iwalknorwich/

Category:Norwich
Overview

'This is an exciting walking-inspired programme which sprung into action in May 2014. It aims to encourage people to make local journeys on foot and help make Norwich's streets safe, enjoyable and attractive places to be. This fantastic new city-council led project, and a Healthy Norwich initiative, encompasses several different elements, specifically tailored for people who both live and work in Norwich.' ALERT The Web Page formerly referenced here seems no longer. So I have replaced it with a Link to a Facebook Page - albeit not recently posted to.

Description from

Norwich City Council

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walkingandcycling

Category:Hampshire
Overview

'To celebrate the 2012 London Olympics, five "Olympic themed" walks were launched in Hampshire to promote the Games and encourage everyone to have a more active lifestyle. The five circular walks, which are spread across the County, represent the iconic five Olympic rings and give you the opportunity to enjoy Hampshire’s beautiful and diverse countryside while also making a positive difference to your health and wellbeing.' ALERT These Walks no longer are described as 'Olympic Rings' Walks on the Hampshire County Council Website.

Description from

Hampshire County Council

www.walkaboutflintshire.com

Category:Flintshire
Overview

'The Group has been re-formed and is now self financing thanks to a grant from Flintshire County Council.  We have a new constitution and an organising committee but we are still dedicated to providing free led walks in Flintshire (and beyond). We will be maintaining our links to Troedio Clwyd Walks who will concentrate on walks in Denbighshre.'

www.walksinwrexham.com

Category:Wrexham
Overview

'This Website has been designed to encourage people living, working and visiting Wrexham, to get outside and enjoy one of the many free walks that are led in and around Wrexham County Borough.'

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