North Dorset Walking for Health

About Us

The North Dorset Walking For Health scheme was established in late 2017 to create new opportunities for people to benefit from group walking opportunities linked to local GP practices, community hospitals and children's centres. The scheme is coordinated by Keith Harrison, Health & Wellbeing Officer employed by North & Mid Dorset GP practices.

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Blandford Children's Centre Buggy Walks
Buggy Walk
1:00
Blandford Health Walks
Weekly Walk
Evening Walk
1:00
1:30
Gillingham Children's Centre Buggy Walks
Weekly walk
0:45
Peacemarsh Health Walks
Weekly walk
1:00
Shaftesbury Childrens Centre Buggy Walks
Weekly walk
0:45
Shaftesbury Health Walks
Short Walk
Longer Walk
Evening Walk
0:40
1:00
1:00
Sherborne Health Walks
Friday Walk
1:00
Shillingstone Health Walks
Monthly walk
1:00
Sturminster Newton Health Walks
Weekly walk
1:00

All of our walks are free. These are led by friendly trained Walk Leaders and typically end with optional refreshments. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before the walk starts and you'll find a warm welcome ... whatever the weather!

Well behaved dogs are more than welcome but please keep them on a lead unless the Walk Leader says it's OK to let them off.

If you are interested in becoming a Walk Leader or supporting the scheme in any other way please contact Keith on 07825 691508.

Other local opportunities for friendly, short group walks:

Gillingham Walkers; meet every Monday at The Barn Surgery at 2.30pm; for more details click here.

Marnhull Shorts; a 4k walk takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month, starts at 11am; for more details click here.

Child Okeford Walkers; details in The Hill community magazine or click here. Contact Roger Hull 01258 863418 / rogerhull@btinternet.com

Stalbridge Walkers; a weekly walk around the village from The Hub (next to Library) at 9am on Thursdays. More details here.

January 2018

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Sturminster Newton Health Walks
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Gillingham Children's Centre Buggy Walks
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Peacemarsh Health Walks
14:30
 
Shaftesbury Childrens Centre Buggy Walks
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Sturminster Newton Health Walks
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Gillingham Children's Centre Buggy Walks
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Peacemarsh Health Walks
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Shaftesbury Childrens Centre Buggy Walks
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Shaftesbury Health Walks
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Shillingstone Health Walks
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Blandford Health Walks
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Sturminster Newton Health Walks
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Gillingham Children's Centre Buggy Walks
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Peacemarsh Health Walks
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Shaftesbury Childrens Centre Buggy Walks
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Shaftesbury Health Walks
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Blandford Health Walks
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Sturminster Newton Health Walks
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Gillingham Children's Centre Buggy Walks
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Shaftesbury Childrens Centre Buggy Walks
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Blandford Health Walks
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Contacts

Keith Harrison
Coordinator
07825 691 508
Keith.Harrison@DorsetCCG.nhs.uk
  

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