Eastleigh Borough Healthwalks Scheme
Regular walking can help prevent Heart disease, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis and Diabetes.
The walks take about 1 hour and and are a great way to socialise and get some exercise. Everyone is welcome. The walks are led by a qualified Volunteer Walk Leader and take place rain or shine! Most of our walks offer 2 routes, one covering 3 miles in the hour and the other at a more sedate pace covering 2 miles in the hour. The latter aimed at new walkers and those recovering from illness. We also have a Rehabilitation Walk which is a gentle walk aimed at those who are unable to walk for more than 20-30 mins and/or recovering from an operation or illness.
Our scheme now has over 14,000 walkers attending per year.
We vary our walks from each destination.
|Walk name||Route options available||Length (hours)|
|Drummond Community Centre, Hedge End|
Drummond Community Centre, Hedge End
|Hamble Community Sports Centre|
Hamble Community Sports Centre
|Haskins Garden Centre, West End|
Haskins Garden Centre, West End
|Netley Abbey, Annunciation Church, Station Rd (car park- 50p applicable)|
British Legion, Station Road, Netley Abbey
|Station Lane, Chandlers Ford|
Station Lane, Chandlers Ford
|Stoke Park Road Wood, Bishopstoke|
Stoke Park Road Wood, Bishopstoke
|The Botley Centre|
The Botley Centre
|Village Hall, Shorts Road, Fair Oak|
Village Hall, Shorts Road, Fair Oak
With 10 walks taking part in 5 days and over 230 people taking part every week, the walks are becoming more and more popular, so we are always looking for more leaders. If you can spare some time and enjoy walking then please give us a call as we would love to hear from you. It does not have to be a commitment every week, just whenever you can is helpful!
For more information call 02380 684813 (Healthwalks Office) or 02380 684800 (Fleming Park Leisure Centre) and speak to Marianne Cairley (Healthwalks Co-ordinator).
Any other information you need please do not hesitate to contact me, Marianne Cairley.