Harrogate District - Walking for Health Scheme

About Us

Harrogate and District Health Walk Scheme provides short, local walks which are accessible to those without a car.

Presently we are running one short walk a week, most weeks of the year in the below listed locations. Plus a monthly longer walk, details of which are available from the walk leaders.


Tuesday's -11am. Leaving from The Post Office on Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NU.

Walking to Valley Gardens. 

Tuesday's -10.30 am. Leaving from The Library in STARBECK on Knaresborough Road, Harrogate, HG2 77LW. Local walks.


Thursday's -10.30am. Leaving from COGS The Centre on Gracious Street-The Bridge Community Cafe. Gracious Street, Knaresborough, HG5 8DS. Walks around Knaresborough. 

The walks are perfect for anyone starting to walk, recovering from surgery or for people with a long term health condition.

Suitable only for assistance dogs. 

All walks are free!

If you would like to come along and join us as a walker you can just turn up and join in or you can contact Janet Elliott - Janet_elliott27@yahoo.co.uk

We look forward to meeting you! 


Do you enjoy walking? Would you like to encourage others to walk more?

We are currently seeking volunteers in Harrogate and Knaresborough to support the walks we are already running and seeking volunteers to bring the walks to more areas of Harrogate District.

All walks have a mimimum of two vounteers per walk, so you will always have a volunteer on a walk with you. Training to become a health walk leader is completely free! All we ask is a minimum of 2 hours per month/2 walks as a volunteer.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer walk leader, please contact Janet Elliott - Janet_elliott27@yahoo.co.uk 


Our Walks

Our walks are aimed at those who are not quite as fast as they used to be! Also people who have never done much exercise before or perhaps as a result of an injury, surgery or a long term condition need to walk at a slower, steady pace. There are many benefits of being part of a group activity, the chance to chat and get to know new people and a walk with friends is always a tonic. 

Come and join us and if you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to your local community, we would be very happy to train you to become a volunteer to support  the groups. 




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