Forest of Dean Walking for Health

About Us

Our 2017 Special Walks programme is now available to download. These walks are in addition to our regular walks and some of them are longer or more difficult. Do contact the walk leader to find out more if you are not sure if a particular walk is for you. 

Our Health Walks are organised, volunteer led walks that last about an hour and are generally no more than 3 miles long, often less. They are FREE to take part in and are a great way to help you get more active and meet new people. They are suitable for everyone regardless of age or ability, and you need no specialist equipment.  Our walks are graded from level 1 to level 3:

Level 1    -      easy walking on mainly flat surfaces.

Level 2    -      walks may have some rough surfaces and gentle slopes. 

Level 3    -      longer walks with some uneven, sloping or rough pathways.

Gradings for our walks can be found on the downloadable list of walks, which also show where shorter walks (ie 10 - 30 minutes) are possible. This information is also in the walk descriptions below. 

Our walks are based all around the Forest of Dean taking in its natural beauty and stunning views. Most of our walks finish at a cafe where we can get refreshments and have a chat.

If you can't find a walk in your area please contact us and we will try to set one up. We are always on the look out for more walk leader volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a walk leader please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Please note that a carer will need to accompany any walker who normally needs such support.  With the exception of the Bailey Lane End walk, the only dogs permitted on walks are assistance dogs. 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Bailey Lane End Health Walk
Bailey Lane End Health Walk
1:00
Blakeney Surgery Health Walk
Blakeney Surgery Health Walk
0:40
Bream Health Walk
Bream Health Walk
0:50
Cinderford Health Walk
Cinderford Health Walk
1:00
Coleford Health Walk
Coleford Wednesday Health Walk
1:00
Hartpury Health Walk
Hartpury Health Walk
0:55
Heywood Health Walk
Heywood Health Walk
0:50
Huntley Health Walk
Huntley Health Walk
1:00
Lydney Health Walk
Lydney Health Walk
1:00
Mitcheldean Health Walk
Mitcheldean Health Walk
1:00
Newent Health Walk
Newent Health Walk
0:50
Parkend Health Walk
Parkend Walk
1:00
Sedbury Health Walk
Sedbury Health Walk
1:00
St Briavels Health Walk
St Briavels Health Walk
1:00
Staunton Health Walk (only for walkers in good health)
Staunton Health Walk
1:00
Yorkley Health Walk
Yorkley Health Walk
1:00

 

 

Our Events

We are running a series of special walks over the summer of 2017. Details can be downloaded on this page in mid April.

 

October 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Parkend Health Walk
10:30
 
Cinderford Health Walk
10:30
 
Mitcheldean Health Walk
10:30
 
Staunton Health Walk (only for walkers in good health)
10:30
 
St Briavels Health Walk
14:00
 
Hartpury Health Walk
10:00
 
Huntley Health Walk
10:30
 
Coleford Health Walk
10:30
 
Yorkley Health Walk
10:30
 
Sedbury Health Walk
10:00
 
Newent Health Walk
10:00
 
Lydney Health Walk
10:30
 
Blakeney Surgery Health Walk
14:00
 
Bream Health Walk
10:00
 
Cinderford Health Walk
10:00
 
Heywood Health Walk
10:00
 
 
 
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Cinderford Health Walk
10:30
 
Parkend Health Walk
10:30
 
Mitcheldean Health Walk
10:30
 
Staunton Health Walk (only for walkers in good health)
10:30
 
St Briavels Health Walk
14:00
 
Hartpury Health Walk
10:00
 
Yorkley Health Walk
10:30
 
Coleford Health Walk
10:30
 
Huntley Health Walk
10:30
 
Sedbury Health Walk
10:00
 
Newent Health Walk
10:00
 
Lydney Health Walk
10:30
 
Blakeney Surgery Health Walk
14:00
 
Bream Health Walk
10:00
 
 
 
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Cinderford Health Walk
10:30
 
Parkend Health Walk
10:30
 
Mitcheldean Health Walk
10:30
 
Staunton Health Walk (only for walkers in good health)
10:30
 
St Briavels Health Walk
14:00
 
Hartpury Health Walk
10:00
 
Yorkley Health Walk
10:30
 
Coleford Health Walk
10:30
 
Huntley Health Walk
10:30
 
Sedbury Health Walk
10:00
 
Newent Health Walk
10:00
 
Lydney Health Walk
10:30
 
Blakeney Surgery Health Walk
14:00
 
Cinderford Health Walk
10:00
 
Heywood Health Walk
10:00
 
Bream Health Walk
10:00
 
 
 
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Parkend Health Walk
10:30
 
Cinderford Health Walk
10:30
 
Mitcheldean Health Walk
10:30
 
Staunton Health Walk (only for walkers in good health)
10:30
 
St Briavels Health Walk
14:00
 
Hartpury Health Walk
10:00
 
Yorkley Health Walk
10:30
 
Huntley Health Walk
10:30
 
Coleford Health Walk
10:30
 
Newent Health Walk
10:00
 
Sedbury Health Walk
10:00
 
Bailey Lane End Health Walk
10:30
 
Lydney Health Walk
10:30
 
Blakeney Surgery Health Walk
14:00
 
Bream Health Walk
10:00
 
 
 
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Parkend Health Walk
10:30
 
Cinderford Health Walk
10:30
 
Staunton Health Walk (only for walkers in good health)
10:30
 
Mitcheldean Health Walk
10:30
 
St Briavels Health Walk
14:00
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Barbara Woods
Volunteer Scheme Coordinator
01594 727014
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