Westbank Walking for Health

About Us

Westbank Walking for Health is part of Walking for Health in Devon.

There are walks in Exminster, Starcross and from our Budleigh Hub.

The walks are led by trained, friendly, volunteer walk leaders who will be sure to give you a warm welcome. If you are a new walker, please arrive 10 minutes before the start time to complete a simple registration form.

All walks are free, all you need are comfortable shoes, loose fitting clothing and waterproofs if wet. And do bring some money if you wish to stop for refreshments afterwards.

Walking is the lowest risk of all physical activities, yet produces massive benefits to physical fitness and mental wellbeing. It is a great way to explore your local area, make new friends and learn more about your immediate community.

Devon County Council Public Health support  Westbank to develop Walking For Health, so that more people in Devon can enjoy being part of a local health walk group.

Please click on the walks below to find out  more information or download a programme via the link on the side of the page. 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Budleigh Hub Grade 1/2 Walk
Walk Option 1
0:45
Exminster First Steps
Walk Option 1
0:20
Exminster Grade 3
Exminster Grade 3
1:30
Exminster Grades 1 & 2
Exminster
0:45
Grade Three Alternative Walk
Grade Three Alternative Walk
1:30
Monthly Monday Walk
Monthly Monday Walk
1:30
Starcross
Starcross
1:30

Exminster Walks - Grades 1, 2 and 3

These are held every Tuesday - meeting outside the Victory Hall in Exminster at 9.50am for a 10.00am start.

First Steps - As part of the Tuesday walks we have introduced a shorter walk for those who are restricted by mobility problems and would like to return to exercise.

Alternative Walk - On occasion, some of the group, will take a bus out of the village and do a alternative grade 3 walk from a different location. ( Please contact Claire Ridge for details)

Starcross Walks -

These are held every Thursday - meeting at the War Memorial, Starcross at 10.20am for a 10.30am start.

Monthly Monday Walks - for regular walkers. please see programme (download) for details.

Budleigh Hub Grade 1 - These are held fortnightly. Meeting at the Budleigh Hub, East BudleighRoad, Budleigh Salterton    EX9 6HF at 10.30 (Please contact Mark Brown on 01395 446896)

 


The walks are led by volunteer walk leaders who welcome people of all ages and abilities. Dogs on leads and pushchairs are also welcome. The walks are aimed at people who are doing little or no exercise at the moment but would like to become more active, as well as those who would like to improve their fitness generally.

The walks are not competitive and everyone is encouraged to walk at their own comfortable brisk pace.

Refreshments are available after the walk, at walkers own expense.

Grade 1  – This walk is suitable for people who have not walked much before, are looking to be more active, or are returning from injury or illness. They are up to 30 minutes on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces and accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Grade 2 walk – This walk is suitable for people who are looking to increase their activity levels. They are between 30 - 60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.

Grade 3 walk - This walk is suitable for people looking for more challenging walks and increasing their level of physical activity. They are generally 45 – 90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.

Click on the specific walks to find out more information.

 

 

October 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Exminster Grade 3
08:00
 
Exminster Grades 1 & 2
10:00
 
Exminster First Steps
10:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
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10
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Exminster Grades 1 & 2
10:00
 
Exminster First Steps
10:00
 
 
 
Budleigh Hub Grade 1/2 Walk
10:30
 
 
 
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Exminster Grades 1 & 2
10:00
 
Exminster First Steps
10:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Exminster Grades 1 & 2
10:00
 
Exminster First Steps
10:00
 
 
 
Budleigh Hub Grade 1/2 Walk
10:30
 
 
 
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31
1
2
3
 
Exminster First Steps
10:00
 
Exminster Grades 1 & 2
10:00
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Jenny Luscombe
Volunteer Coordinator
01392 832751
Claire Ridge
01392 824752
claire.ridge@westbank.org.uk
  

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