North Somerset Walking for Health

About Us

Our scheme welcomes over 300 regular walkers per week in and around Clevedon, Long Ashton, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Winscombe, Worle and Yatton.

Health walks will support you to get more active (at a pace that suits you), enable you to get to know your local area whilst making new friends. Everybody is welome.

All walking progammes from January to the end of March 2020 can be found in the download box opposite,  (Please contact the walk leader of each programme for more information if you need to know more).

Walks are led by trained volunteer walk leaders who very much welcome you to join their groups. Leaders have completed Walking for Health training with many of them also first aid trained.

Walks vary in duration from 30 minutes up to an hour.  We welcome all abilities and very much encourage those who have not exercised for some time to come and walk.

 

On your first walk please allow 10 minutes before the start of the walk to register:

 You will be asked to complete a Registration Form & a health survey questionnaire (this can be emailed to you).

The leader will tell you about the route before the start of the walk (we try to avoid steep hills, stiles, lots of steps and very muddy/slippery surfaces).  Do be prepared for the odd hill and stile, grass, uneven surfaces and puddles after rain. Please wear sensible shoes, preferably walking shoes or trainers, especially during the autumn and winter months.

For those who have not exercised for a long while or feel they would prefer a 30 minute walk please look for more details with the following groups:

Clevedon

Long Ashton

Portishead

Nailsea 

LATEST NEWS:

Big Worle Health Walk now starts from @Worle Sports Centre Lower Bristol Road.

BS22 6AQ Still on Thursdays at 2pm

Everybody is Welcome.

 

  A weekly seafront walk from The Victorian Cafe on Wednesdays at Midday.

Especially for those who are currently not active. Individuals with a physical disability and/or a chronic health condtion are most welcome -

PLEASE NOTE THER WILL BE NO SEAFRONT WALK ON WEDNESDAY 22ND JANAUARY 

If you would like something a bit more challenging please take a look at the contact list for other walking groups in North Somerset. This can be found  in the downloads. Please note these walks are not part of the Walking for Health programme.

 

 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Clevedon Health Walk
Clevedon Health Walk
Clevedon Health Walk
1:00
0:30
Long Ashton Health Walk
Long Ashton Health Walk
Long Ashton Health Walk
1:00
0:30
Nailsea Health Walk
Nailsea Health Walk
Nailsea Health Walk
Nailsea Health Walk
Faster One hour Nailsea Health Walk
1:00
0:40
0:30
1:00
Portishead Health Walk
Portishead Health Walk
Portishead Health Walk
1:00
0:30
The Healthy Living Centre Health Walk
Walk Option 1
1:30
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
Weston Health Walk
1:00
Winscombe Health Walk
Winscombe Health Walk
1:00
Worle
Worle
1:00
Yatton Health Walk
Yatton Health Walk
1:00

 

For our scheme to continue to thrive we are always looking for volunteers who would be interested in attending a half-day course to become a Health Walk Leader.

 If you would like to help others get more active through walking and are prepared alongside others to lead short walks on a regular basis then please get in touch.

Our next training will be on:

Wednesday 4th March 2020 from 9.30am - 1.00pm at The Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

Do contact us if you are interested in attending.

 

January 2020

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
 
 
 
Yatton Health Walk
14:00
 
 
 
 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Portishead Health Walk
10:30
 
Long Ashton Health Walk
10:30
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
14:00
 
Clevedon Health Walk
10:30
 
Clevedon Health Walk
11:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Long Ashton Health Walk
10:30
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Portishead Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
14:00
 
Winscombe Health Walk
11:00
 
 
Yatton Health Walk
14:00
 
Clevedon Health Walk
10:30
 
 
 
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Long Ashton Health Walk
10:30
 
Portishead Health Walk
10:30
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
14:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Long Ashton Health Walk
10:30
 
Nailsea Health Walk
11:00
 
Portishead Health Walk
11:00
 
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
14:00
 
Winscombe Health Walk
11:00
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Kira Thorpe
Co-ordinator
01275 882 731
kira.thorpe@n-somerset.gov.uk
Sports and Active Lifestyles Team
01934 427222
sport@n-somerset.gov.uk
  

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