Swindon Health Walks

About us

Swindon Health Walks are weekly group walks that encourage enjoyment of the borough's parks and open spaces. They usually last 40 - 60 minutes and meet at a community venue for refreshments and socialising at the end. All the groups are friendly and welcome new walkers. Some walks offer occasional away days and one-off specials. The local scheme also includes Gentle Walking Groups. These groups offer short, volunteer-led walks of up to 20 mins for beginners, for people recovering from illness, for those with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users.The Gentle Walking Groups offer an alternative seated exercise session in the event of bad weather. People have the chance to try one-off special walks and meet our Volunteer Walk Leaders at an annual Swindon Walking Festival each May. Contact Amanda Rothwell on 01793 465413 to find out more.

Our walks

Penhill Walk - Mondays 10.00am. Meet at St. Peter's Church Hall, Penhill Drive. SN2 5DU. Refreshments available after the walk

Covingham Walk - Mondays 1.50pm for a 2.00pm start. Meet at St.Paul's Church Hall. St. Paul's Drive. SN3 5BY. Refreshments available after the walk.

Shaw Walk - Mondays 2.00pm for 2:15pm start. Meet at Lower Shaw Farm. Old Shaw Lane. SN5 5PJ. Refreshments available after walk.

Central Walk - Tuesdays 10:00am for 10:15am start. Meet at Broadgreen Community Centre. Salisbury Street. SN1 2AN. Refreshments available after walk. Please ring Amanda to confirm start venue and times for our Central Walks, as sometimes we go on 'away days' and start off site.

Toothill Walk - Tuesdays 10.00am start. Meet at Toothill Community Centre. Toothill Village Centre. Dunwich Drive. SN5 8DH. Refreshments available after walk.

Sanford Walk - Tuesdays 1.00pm start. Meet Swindon Advice & Support Centre, Sanford Street. SN1 1QH. Refreshments available after the walk.

Walcot Walk - Wednesdays 10:00am for 10:15am start. Meet at St. Andrews Church, Raleigh Ave. SN3 3DZ. Refreshments available after walk. Please ring Amanda to confirm times for our Walcot Walks, as occasionally we go on 'away days' and walk for longer than the hour.

Ladies Health Walk - Thursdays 10.00am. Meet at Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street. SN1 2AU

Haydon Wick Walk - Thursdays. Two sessions:  9:45am for 10.00am start. Also 12.45pm for a 1.00pm start. Meet at Haydon Leisure Centre. Thames Avenue. SN25 1QQ. Refreshments available after walk.

Wroughton Walk - Thursdays 9.50am for a 10.00am start. Meet at the Ellendune Centre, Barrett Way, Wroughton. SN4 9LW. Refreshments available after the walk.

Liden Walks - Fridays 10:30am for 10:45am start. Meet at Derryck Evans House. Eastmere. SN3 6LL. Refreshments available after walk.

Pinetrees Walk - Fridays 9.50am for 10.00am start. Meet at Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst SN2 1RF. Refreshments available after the walk.

Calvert Road - Fridays 10.00am start. Meet Bromford, 31, Calvert Road, SN3 1BQ. Refreshments available after the walk.

Haydon Gentle Walking Group - Monday 2.00pm. Meet at Haydon Leisure Centre, SN25 1QQ. Refreshments available after the walk. Seated exercise session offered too.

Walcot Gentle Walking Group - Tuesday 10.00am. Meet at Buckhurst Park Community Centre (Walcot Dome), SN3 3BS. Refreshments available after the walk. Seated exercise session offered too.

Gorsehill Gentle Walking Group - Tuesday 2.00pm. Meet at Gorsehill Community Centre, SN2 8DA. Refreshments available after the walk. Seated exercise session offered too.

For more information, please phone (01793) 465413 or go to www.swindon.gov.uk/walking


 Swindon Festival of Walking 2015

Discover a  packed programme of walks and events during the 2015 Swindon Walking Festival this May. The festival kicks off with a 'Get Walking Day' event at Coate Water on Sat 2 May at 11.00am (meet at the Ranger Station). Enjoy a sociable hour-long guided walk around the lake, and visit our stalls with information on local walking groups, routes and health benefits of walking. Everyone who joins the walk will receive a free pedometer to count their steps. To find out more, call Amanda Rothwell on 01793 465413 or email arothwell@swindon.gov.uk

Contact us

Amanda Rothwell
Swindon Health Walks Co-ordinator
01793 465413
Gladys Barr
01793 465413

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