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 ten walks to choose from! 

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

Health walks of up to 60 minutes -  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.

Tuesdays: Jim's Jaunts

A progressive walk a little bit faster than a regular health walk. Walk every Tuesday, meeting at various locations at 10.30am. 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 @ 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 or the coast or riverside 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/Tynemouth/Jim's Jaunts

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 en

JIM'S JAUNTS: Meet at various locations @ 10.30am - Walks vary and will include public transport to the start of a walk on occasion. About 90 minutes walking. Tea/Coffee break at the end. 

PHONE JIM FOR DETAILS - 07954 965 164

NORTH SHIELDS: Healthy Walk - Meet at Linskill Centre @10.15am - a progressive  walk a little bit faster than the Health Walk and a bit further, up to 90 minutes walking.  

TYNEMOUTH: Healthy Walk - Meet at Tynemouth Station @ 10.45am - a regular health walk lasting 30-60 minutes walking in and around Northumberland Park,Tynemouth and the Fish Quay. On occasion the walk will start from a pre-arranged Metro Station/Ferry Landing for an 'Away-Day' walk)

PHONE ANDY to check 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!

Saturday Walks:

JIMS JAUNTS: The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Meet 10.00AM at a Metro or Bus Station. Times and details on leaflets and printed below. Phone Jim for details - 07954 965 164.

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.

ANDY'S AMBLES: The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Meet 10.30AM at a Metro or Bus Station. Times and details on leaflets and printed below. Phone Andy for details - 07442 175 283.

Health Walks - in the countryside. We will help anyone to take part in these walks, about three miles and the pace 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) - Walks will finish at a suitable venue with coffee and a chat! If a walk is unsuitable for you we may be able to suggest alternatives.

Both Saturday Walks are varied and there is a programme available to download from the righthand col. You will need good walking shoes or boots, waterproof coat, water 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 

JULY 21st - Jim's Jaunt: Lyons Park

Meet 10.00am at ELDON SQUARE Stand B for the X1

 

JULY 21st - Andy's Amble: Red Kite Trail

Meet 10.30am at ELDON SQUARE for bus to Blaydon Rugby Club and a walk to nine arches viaduct.

FUTURE SATURDAY WALKS:

 

AUG 4TH: Jim's Jaunt  SUNDERLAND BRIDGE - 10.00AM (ELDON SQUARE X21 bus STAND F)

                  Andy's Amble  RIVER WEAR AMBLE - Meet Monument Metro. Metro to St. Peter's, walk alongside the banks of                        the  River Wear

Check the weather before deciding what to wear! 

 

 

 

 

Our Events

SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH 

SUMMER TRIP TO HOLY ISLAND/LINDISFARNE

Trip includes option for walks to and around the island. 

Pick ups Byker metro, Wallsend metro and Linskill Centre at 9.00am

Adults £11 - Child £5

Booking in advance ONLY!

Call Andy on 07442 175 283 to find out about seats available and booking arrangements.

 

Other trips are planned for

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH - WINTER TRIP

 

December 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
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02 TUESDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
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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
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02 TUESDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
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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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03 TUESDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS - 10.30am Countryside Health Walks
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06 THURSDAY Linskill Centre - 10.15am Health Walk Extra
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07 THURSDAY - JIM'S JAUNTS, 10.30am countryside health walks.
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01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
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05 THURSDAY - 10.00am Byker Health Walk
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01 MONDAY - 1.00pm Wallsend Nature Stroll
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Contacts

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

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