North Somerset Walking for Health

About Us

North Somerset Walking for Health welcomes over 300 regular walkers per week in and around Clevedon, Long Ashton, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Winscombe, Worle and Yatton.

If you are currently not exercising health walks will not only offer you the opportunity to get physically active at a pace that suits you, it will also provide an opportunity to meet new people and socialise.

We offer a programme of group walks, encouraging people of all ages to become more active. (You can take  a look at all of the progammes in the download box opposite). You are welcome to call the contact on each programme for more information if you need to.

There are lots of health walks during December and over christmas. 

Walks over the festive period: 

Monday 23rd December - Portishead Parish Wharf at 10.30am

Monday 30th December - Nailsea Grove SPorts Centre 11am / Portishead Waverley Court 10.30am / Weston Clarence Park 2pm. 

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.

On your first walk please allow time for registration (10 minutes before the start of the walk)

 You will be asked to complete a Health Survey Questionnaire (this can be emailed to you) and a Walker Registration Form (both can be seen in the downloads). 

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.

 

For those who have not exercised for a long while or feel they could not manage more than 30 minutes the following groups lead 30 minute walks:

Clevedon

Long Ashton

Portishead

Nailsea 

NEW TO THE SCHEME: - A weekly Seafront walk for those who are currently not active. Those with physical disabilities and chronic health condtions are most welcome. Walks starts at midday & new walkers are to arrive ten minutes beforehand.

If you would like something a bit more challenging please take a look at the contact list for other walking groups in North Somerset. This can be found  in the downloads but please note these walks are not part of the Walking for Health programme.

 

 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Clevedon Health Walk
Clevedon Health Walk
Clevedon Health Walk
1:00
0:30
Long Ashton Health Walk
Long Ashton Health Walk
Long Ashton Health Walk
1:00
0:30
Nailsea Health Walk
Nailsea Health Walk
Nailsea Health Walk
Nailsea Health Walk
Faster One hour Nailsea Health Walk
1:00
0:40
0:30
1:00
Portishead Health Walk
Portishead Health Walk
Portishead Health Walk
1:00
0:30
The Healthy Living Centre Health Walk
Walk Option 1
1:30
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
Weston Health Walk
1:00
Winscombe Health Walk
Winscombe Health Walk
1:00
Worle
Big Worle
1:00
Yatton Health Walk
Yatton Health Walk
1:00

 

For our scheme to continue to thrive we are always looking for volunteers who would be interested in attending a one-day course to become a Health Walk Leader.

 If you would like to help others get more active through walking and are prepared alongside others to lead short walks on a regular basis then please get in touch.

Our next training will be on Wednesday 4th March 2020 from 9.30am - 1.00pm at The Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

Do contact us if you are interested in attending.

 

December 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Portishead Health Walk
10:30
 
Long Ashton Health Walk
10:30
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
14:00
 
Clevedon Health Walk
10:30
 
Clevedon Health Walk
11:00
 
 
Yatton Health Walk
14:00
 
 
 
 
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Long Ashton Health Walk
10:30
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
14:00
 
Winscombe Health Walk
11:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Long Ashton Health Walk
10:30
 
Portishead Health Walk
11:00
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
11:30
 
Winscombe Health Walk
11:00
 
 
 
Clevedon Health Walk
10:30
 
 
 
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Portishead Health Walk
11:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Portishead Health Walk
11:00
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
14:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Kira Thorpe
Co-ordinator
01275 882 731
kira.thorpe@n-somerset.gov.uk
Sports and Active Lifestyles Team
01934 427222
sport@n-somerset.gov.uk
  

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