Linskill Healthy Walks Community Interest Company

About Us

Linskill Healthy Walks will provide planned, organised Health Walks for the purpose of involving the local community in taking part in healthy exercise to improve their health and fitness levels.

These Health Walks are free to all participants, and we have qualified Walk Leaders who are experienced in leading health walks, who are dedicated towards improving the health and wellbeing of their local community.

We intend to produce a newsletter and provide information about health and well-being in a number of printed and social media formats and circulate them around the community.

We will undertake evaluation that will analyse the efficacy of the physical activities undertaken by people who would not normally participate in exercise regimes and this will provide a valuable resource for statutory bodies such as the health authorities and GP commissioners. This will increase the opportunities for the company to be commissioned to provide these activities free at the point of access via, for example, “health on prescription” schemes such as Taking Part Workshops CIC and care supporting companies like 'Right at Home' who provide care and support at client's own homes.

If you have a disability, disadvantaged in any way or need support to come on a walk you could contact Bethany or Sarah on the link below, who'll be happy to discuss any assistance you may need.

sarah.sullivan@rightathomeuk.com

bethany.stone@rightathomeuk.com

www.rightathometyneside.co.uk

 

Our Main Contacts for the walks:

Andy 07442 175 283

Sandra 07852 923 573

Jim 07954 965 164

 

Research & Evaluation:

Pete 07908 600 885

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
Monday Wallsend Nature Stroll
1:00
02 TUESDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
Tuesday East End Walk
1:30
03 TUESDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.30am Countryside Health Walks
Walk Option 1
1:30
04 TUESDAY Linskill Centre - 1.00pm Health Walk.
Healthy Afternoon Strolls
1:00
05 THURSDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
BYKER Thursday AM Walk
1:25
06 THURSDAY Linskill Centre - 10.15am Health Walk Extra
Thursday Health Walk Extra
1:30
07 THURSDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS, 10.30am countryside health walks.
Walk Option 1
1:30
08 THURSDAY Tynemouth - 10.45am Health Walk
Thursday Linskill Walks
1:00
09 JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.00am Saturday Health Walk
Walk Option 1
1:30
10 ANDY'S AMBLE - Saturday Health Walk
Andy's Amble - Saturday health walk
1:30

Please note: THE NUMBERS LISTED ABOVE ON THE RIGHT ARE THE TIMES ( ONE HOUR or ONE AND A HALF HOURS) THAT THE  WALKS ARE EXPECTED TO LAST - THEY ARE NOT THE STARTING TIMES OF WALKS.

the walks lists for download and our Saturday Walks are subject to changes when required. It is advisable to phone first to check!

Work at Linskill Centre reception is over, all walks timetabled to start at Linskill Centre will meet there. BUT check our leaflets! There are many changes for 2018. We have started up three new walks -Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - giving you ten walks to choose from! By the end of January we will include information and times on other Byker walks, so you'll be able to walk five days a week.

Call Andy on 07442 175 283 - Jim on 07954 965 164 - if you'd like more information.

Regular Healthy Walks - Every Week on: (N.B. the list of walks is in the process of being rewritten.

Mondays: Wallsend

Wallsend Nature Strolls - Meet in Wallsend Forum (Shopping Centre, beside Woods Cafe)  @ 1pm every MONDAY - Short 'Health Walks' of up to an hour - less if you're just starting or recovering from illness/injury - around Wallsend Parks, Waggonways and Denes, depending on weather and who takes part on the day. Suitable for all ages (under 16s with parent or guardian/vulnerable adults with their carer) - wheelchairs, pushchairs and buggys catered for. Walk Leader assigned to anyone with disability/disadvantage. Walks will finish at a suitable venue with coffee and a chat! PHONE ANDY FOR DETAILS - 07442 175 283

Tuesdays: Byker

'Healthy Walks Extra' of up to 60 minutes - a progressive walk a little bit faster than a regular health walk. Walk every Tuesday, meeting at Byker East End Pool at 10.00am. Walks vary and will include public transport to the start of a walk. PHONE JIM FOR DETAILS - 07954 965 164

Tuesdays: North Shields

North Shields Nature Strolls - Meet in Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields Tynemouth Station @ 1pm every TUESDAY.

Short 'Health Walks' of up to an hour - less if you're just starting or recovering from illness/injury - around Northumberland Park and occasionally Marden Quarry and Chirton Dene Park, depending on weather and who takes part on the day. Suitable for all ages (under 16s with parent or guardian/vulnerable adults with their carer) - wheelchairs, pushchairs and buggys catered for. Walk Leader assigned to anyone with disability/disadvantage. Walks will finish at a suitable venue with coffee and a chat! PHONE ANDY FOR DETAILS - 07442 175 283

Thursdays: Byker & North Shields 

BYKER: Health Walk - Meet at Byker East End Pool @ 10.00am Walks vary and will include public transport to the start of a walk on occasion. About an hour walking. Tea/Coffee break at the end.

NORTH SHIELDS: Healthy Walks Extra - Meet at various starting points - (check leaflet/phone for details) @10.15am - a progressive walk a little bit faster than the Health Walk and a bit further, up to 90 minutes walking. Not for beginners or new walkers.  PHONE JIM FOR DETAILS - 07954 965 164

NORTH SHIELDS: Healthy Walk - Meet at Tynemouth Station @ 10.45am - a regular health walk lasting 30-60 minutes walking in and around Northumberland Park and Tynemouth. (Last Thursday of the month the walk will start from a pre-arranged Metro Station/Ferry Landing for an 'Away-Day' walk) PHONE ANDY FOR DETAILS - 07442 175 283

On all our 'Health Walks' of we do encourage walkers to walk at a pace that will 'test' them - but recognise that everyone has their own optimum pace. Suitable for all ages (under 16s with parent or guardian/vulnerable adults with their carer) - wheelchairs, pushchairs and buggys catered for. Walk Leader assigned to anyone with disability/disadvantage. Walks will finish at a suitable venue with coffee and a chat!

Weekend Walks:

Saturday Walks (and some Sundays): The 1st and 3rd Saturdays(Sundays) of the month.   Meet at a Metro Station or a Bus Station. Times and details on leaflets and printed below.

Longer walks, not quite 'rambles' but more than a regular health walk. Around 6 miles mostly, for those who are getting fitter and need to step out a bit. We will help anyone to take part in these walks and the pace and distance can be adjusted to suit individuals. If you have a disability or are unsure about how far you can walk, do give us a call and we can try to help you take part. Suitable for all ages (under 16s with parent or guardian/vulnerable adults with their carer) - Walk Leader assigned to anyone with disability/disadvantage. Walks will finish at a suitable venue with coffee and a chat! If a walk is unsuitable for you we can suggest alternatives.

Walks are varied and a new programme is available to download from the righthand col. You will need proper walking shoes, waterproof coat and a packed lunch. 

Call Andy 07442 175 283 or Jim 07954 965 164 for details and meeting times. 

email: linskillwalks@yahoo.co.uk

NEXT Saturday Walk - n.b. NO metro between St James and Monkseaton Saturday (or Sunday) 900 bus replacement!

MARCH 3RD - Jim's Jaunt: RED KITE TRAIL/DERWENT WAY

Meet 10.00am at ELDON SQUARE for bus to HAMSTERLEY MILL

MARCH 3RD - Andy's Amble: RED KITE TRAIL/DERWENT WAY

Meet 10.30am at ELDON SQUARE for bus to BLAYDON RUGBY CLUB - walk to nine-arch viaduct and back via Winlaton Mill.

FUTURE SATURDAY WALKS:

MARCH 17TH: Jim's Jaunt: SILKSWORTH MEANDER - 10.00AM (bus to SILKSWORTH)

                          Andy's Amble: DUNSTON COAL STATHES - 10.30AM (WALK via bridges)

APRIL 7TH: Jim's Jaunt: LUMLEY CASTLE - 10.00AM (bus to CHESTER LE STREET)

                     Andy's Amble: BLYTH COAST - 10.30AM at WHITLEY BAY for bus to SEATON SLUICE

APRIL 21ST: SPRING TRIP - SEE EVENTS BELOW

Check the weather before deciding what to wear! 

 

 

 

 

Our Events

SATURDAY APRIL 21st - TRIP TO HADRIANS WALL

Details still being worked out but will include a walk along the wall and a visit to at least one, probably two, visitor centres.

Pick-ups at Byker Metro, Wallsend Metro and Linskill Centre - all timed at 9.00am!! We don't know at this stage what order the coach will pick up - and can change at the last minute - so we ask for everyone to be at their pick-up point for 9.00am. We normally arrange for the return pick-up to be no later than 6.00pm.

Other trips are planned for

SATURDAY JUNE 16TH - EARLY SUMMER TRIP

SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH - SUMMER TRIP

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH - WINTER TRIP

 

April 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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02 TUESDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
03 TUESDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.30am Countryside Health Walks
10:30
 
04 TUESDAY Linskill Centre - 1.00pm Health Walk.
13:00
 
 
05 THURSDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
06 THURSDAY Linskill Centre - 10.15am Health Walk Extra
10:15
 
07 THURSDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS, 10.30am countryside health walks.
10:30
 
08 THURSDAY Tynemouth - 10.45am Health Walk
10:45
 
 
09 JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.00am Saturday Health Walk
10:00
 
10 ANDY'S AMBLE - Saturday Health Walk
10:30
 
 
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01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
13:00
 
02 TUESDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
03 TUESDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.30am Countryside Health Walks
10:30
 
04 TUESDAY Linskill Centre - 1.00pm Health Walk.
13:00
 
 
05 THURSDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
06 THURSDAY Linskill Centre - 10.15am Health Walk Extra
10:15
 
07 THURSDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS, 10.30am countryside health walks.
10:30
 
08 THURSDAY Tynemouth - 10.45am Health Walk
10:45
 
 
 
 
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01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
13:00
 
02 TUESDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
03 TUESDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.30am Countryside Health Walks
10:30
 
04 TUESDAY Linskill Centre - 1.00pm Health Walk.
13:00
 
 
05 THURSDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
06 THURSDAY Linskill Centre - 10.15am Health Walk Extra
10:15
 
07 THURSDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS, 10.30am countryside health walks.
10:30
 
08 THURSDAY Tynemouth - 10.45am Health Walk
10:45
 
 
07 THURSDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS, 10.30am countryside health walks.
10:30
 
 
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01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
13:00
 
02 TUESDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
03 TUESDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.30am Countryside Health Walks
10:30
 
04 TUESDAY Linskill Centre - 1.00pm Health Walk.
13:00
 
 
05 THURSDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
10:00
 
06 THURSDAY Linskill Centre - 10.15am Health Walk Extra
10:15
 
07 THURSDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS, 10.30am countryside health walks.
10:30
 
08 THURSDAY Tynemouth - 10.45am Health Walk
10:45
 
 
 
 
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01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
13:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Andy Robertson
Co-ordinator - Walk Leader
0191 228 9475 or 07442 175 283
andyneuag@yahoo.co.uk
Sandra McLellan
07852 923573
linskillwalks@yahoo.co.uk
  

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