Dartford Health Walks

About Us

Our Walks

Central Park Health Walk
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Crayland School -Walk And Talk
0:45
Health Matters (Cardiac Group)
1:00

DARTFORD HEALTH WALKS

Darenth Country Park Walk - Tuesdays, 10.30am (Weekly)

Starting and finishing at Darent Valley Hospital reception area, Dartford


After a short stroll from the meeting point at the hospital you enter Darenth Country Park. This walk takes in the delights of the park including the Chapel Orchard. Typically last around 45 mins - 1 hour.  This walk takes place on uneven ground, has stiles and includes an uphill section.   It is a great walk for people progressing through the Health Walk programme.

Central Park Walk - Thursdays, 11.30am (Weekly)

Starting and finishing at the War Memorial outside Central Park, Dartford, Town Centre.


This 30 - 45 minute weekly walk will wander around Central Park taking in sights such as the formal Gardens, the River Darent and the nearby Brooklands Lakes.  The ground is a mixture of solid and gravel paths – in wet weather it can be muddy in places. The walk is flat and suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs and is great for both people new to Health Walks and regulars.

Swanscombe Walk - Fridays, 10.30am   

Starting and finishing outside the Old Fire Station, Church Street, Swanscombe

This 30 minute flat walk around the historical Swanscombe is a great walk for individuals new to health walks and is led by a trained NHS Health Trainer.  

PROGRESSION WALK

Healthy Living Centre Walk - Mondays, 10.00am (Weekly)

Various starting and finishing points - please contact the scheme co-ordinator for more information (details below)
This weekly walk takes place at a variety of open and green spaces across the borough and also further afield, exploring what North West Kent has to offer.


This walk is separate from the Walking for health programme and the walks typically range from 3-5 miles and are a great progression after attending the other Health Walks for a while.  

Our Events

Get Walking Week 2014  (3rd-10th May)

Join us for a special one-off walk on the 8th May to help celebrate Get Walking Week 2014.

Macmillian Cancer Support are visiting Dartford on the 8th May so Dartford Health Walks will be promoting the current programme of walks as well as starting a walk from the Macmilian Information Bus in the Town Centre which will take the short stroll to Central Park and the River Darent.

Date: Friday 8th May

TIme: 12pm

Starting point: Macmillian Cancer Support Information Bus, One Bell Corner Area, High Street, Dartford Town Centre

Duration: 30-40 mins

Volunteer Walk Leader Training

If you would like to support the Dartford Health Walk Programme the next round of Volunteer Health Walk Leader training wil be taking place on 3rd June 2014, 9.30am - 4.30pm at Dartford Borough Council.  More information about becoming a Walk Leader and to register for the training can be found here - http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/leisure-and-culture2/parks-and-open-spaces/become-a-volunteer-walk-leader

Dartford's Guided Walk Programme

Dartford Borough Council's popular guided walk programme is back for 2014.  Each month there is a themed walk taking in the delights of the local green spaces. 

Lead by knowledgeable leaders, you can learn more about the local area's nature and history. 

For full listings visit http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/leisure-and-culture2/events/guidedwalks

 

 

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Contacts

Anna Card
Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator
01322 343067
health@dartford.gov.uk