Improving Lives Plymouth - Active for All & National Marine Aquarium

About Us

To help suppress the spread of the Covid19 virus, we have now suspended all Ramblers Walking for Health activities – including group walks, social activities and other meetings. All these activities have stopped until further notice and at least until the 31st May, subject to further developments.


Improving Lives Plymouth's Active for All project delivers 3 walks a week around The Hoe and The Barbican in partnership with the National Marine Aquarium. These walks take place every Monday and Friday and are free to attend.

Please remember to wear sensible footwear, bring waterproofs if necessary and bring a drink to take along the walk with you.

Our Walks

Monday Walk

We meet at the Mayflower steps at 10.45am for an 11am start. This is a brisk, 1 hour walk which will finish with an opportuntiy to join us for a drink in a local cafe.  This walk has been kindly supported by funding through South West Water. 

Friday Walks

We meet outside the main entrance to the Aquarium (unless the swing bridge is closed, then we meet at the Mayflower Steps)  every Friday at 11.15 for a 11.30 start.  In the morning we do a  fast-paced 60 minute walk around the Hoe with some steps and inclines.  We then have a cuppa and chat after the walk. 

We also meet in the afternoon at 1.15 for a 1.30 start (same meeting place; Aquarium if bridge open, Mayflower Steps if bridge closed) this is a gentler walk of about 30 minutes on a flat(ish) route. 

Our walks are open to all and are delivered in partnership by the National Marine Aquarium and Improving Lives Plymouth's Active for All service which supports adults with disabilities and long-term health conditions to become more active. 

The Active for All Walk leader is called Cindy and is supported by volunteer walk leaders.

Well behaved dogs on non-retractible leads welcome!



Larissa Milden
Active for All Manager
01752 201766
Helen Gowans
0844 893 7938


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