Sunderland City Councils' Wellness Walking Programme

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Sunderland City Councils' Wellness Service currently offers the current Wellness Walking Programmes:

Led Health Walks - Wellness Walking Programme:  

Walks are FREE of charge and accredited by the National Walking for Health Programme. Walks last between 30 to 60 minutes and there is no need to book.

The following walks run every week and are one hour long unless otherwise stated:

  • Monday, 10.00am, Herrington Country Park (meet at play park car park)
  • Monday 5.45pm, Doxford International Business Park (meet at Subway)
  • Tuesday, 1.00pm, Washington Leisure Centre (meet at main reception) * this walk lasts for 30minutes
  • Tuesday, 1.30pm, Silksworth Community Pool (meet at main reception)
  • Tuesday, 6.30pm, Seaburn Centre (meet at main reception) from 03/02/15 this walk lasts for 90 minutes
  • Wednesday, 12.00noon, Mowbray Park (meet at the Walrus) * this walk lasts for 30minutes
  • Friday, 10.00am, Washington Arts Centre (meet outside of reception)
  • Saturday, 12.30pm, Ashbrooke Sports Club (meet in car park)

The walks are a great way to get out in the fresh air, meet new people and improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing. Walks are delivered by friendly, qualified Volunteer Walk Leaders who tailor the walks to be suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. It is advisable to dress for the weather and wear comfortable supportive footwear.

All new walkers are asked to contact Laura Bartlett on 0191 561 4693 or email to check the current walking programme and for any further information on walking opportunities in Sunderland.


Other services outside Walking for Health walks include:

Way Marked Walks:

Currently within 10 of the cities parks.  Routes are typically 1-3 miles in length, with minimal hills, easy terrain and are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.  Map packs of all routes and useful walking tips are available on request and available to download on this site.

Nordic Walking:

Nordic Walks are also FREE of charge.  Walking Poles are provided and there is no need to book.  Please call for current timetable of walks on T: 0191 561 4693.

Mums on the Move:

Walks specifically for mums and their babies!  The walks are FREE of charge and there is no need to book.  Please call for current timetable of walks on T: 0191 561 4693


Please also see attached Heritage Trail walk leaflets for Hetton & Houghton.

Further Heritage trails are currently being developed.


Date for the Diary:  Sunderland BIG Walk 2015

Further details to follow... or contact 0191 561 4693

Contact us

Laura Bartlett
Sport & Physical Activity Delivery Officer
0191 561 4693

Find out more

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