Blackdowns Walk & Talk

About Us

Blackdowns Walk & Talk is part of Walking for Health in Devon.

There are  4 other schemes in Mid Devon including Tiverton, Cullompton, Silverton and Crediton.

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 Active Devon and 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)
Dunkeswell Grade 1 Weekly Monday Walk
Dunkeswell Weekly Grade 1 Walk
0:30
Hemyock Grade 1 & 2 Walk
Hemyock Grade 1 & 2 Walk
1:00
Hemyock Grade 3 Thursday Walk
Hemyock Grade 3 Thursday Walk
1:30

Blackdowns Walk and Talk offers walks on two days of the week:

Grade 1 walk Fortnightly Thursdays – 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  Fortnightly on Thursdays – 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 Fortnightly on Thursdays 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.

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Contacts

Claire Ridler
Mid Devon Walking for Health Co-ordinator
01392 824752
c.ridler@westbankfriends.org
  

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