Halton Borough Council (Walking for Health)
The Walking for Health program Halton run a schedule of weekly health walks lead by volunteers in Widnes and Runcorn.
Most walks are around an hour long, however our short walks from Murdishaw practice, Castlefields practice, Hallwood and St Pauls Health Centres offer options to walk for just 30 minutes allowing beginners to get started.
Our shortest walk is around Victoria park in Widnes, its just under 1-mile around the park in around 20-25 minutes and then to the cafe for a cuppa and a chat with our lovely Red Cross walk leaders.
Halton Borough Council also support independant walking with a variety of health walk maps including Green Flag site walks, Green Park walks, Urban walks, and Active travel to work maps for Halton Borough Council staff.
Occassionally promotions include free step-o-metres for Halton residents who register to start walking.
Please see our programme, or use our contact details for more information.
A quarterly schedule of walks is available on request or visit www.activehalton.co.uk
Tuesday morning walks, Runcorn
When: Tuesday 10:00am
Where: varies each week; see our walks schedule for details of where we are walking from http://activehalton.co.uk/walking/
Duration: 60 minutes
Short walks (30-minutes) from GP Practices
When: Tuesday 11:00am
Where: Murdishaw Health Centre, Gorsewood Road, WA7 6ES
Duration: 30 minutes, this is a flat surface walk
When: Tuesday 11.00am
Where: Castlfields Health Centre, Village Square Castlefields WA7 2ST
Duration: 30-minutes, reasonably flat with some uphill pavements.
When: Monday 11am
Where: Hallwood Health Centre, Hospital Way, Runcorn, WA7 2UT
Duration: Options of 30-minute and 60-minute routes through Town Park
Runcorn Old Town:
When: Friday 11am
Where: St Pauls Health Centre, High St WA7 1AB
Duration: 30-minutes on flat surface
Tuesday 1pm Windmill Hill - Norton Priory walk
When: Tuesday 1pm
Where: Southwood Ave Windmill Hill (outside Priory View), Runciorn WA7 6LF
Duration: 60 minutes walking with approx 30 min cafe stop in middle
Short walk for adults with a learning disability and carers
When: Monday at 1pm
Where: Meet the Adult Learning Disability team outside Visitor Centre/Café at Victoria Park. Call 0151 511 6606 for further info.
Duration: approx 20 minutes, this is a flat surface walk
Wednesday morning walks
When: Wednesday 11:00am
Where: this walk starts from a variety of locations across the area. Please see our programme for details http://activehalton.co.uk/walking/
Duration: 60 minutes
Please check our walk schedule for up to date walks
Thursday morning walks
When: Wednesday 10:00am
Where: this short walk is in Victoria park Widnes. Its just under 1-mile and only takes around 20-25 minutes returning to the cafe near the bandstand for a cuppa. All welcome to walk or just come for a chat with red Cross after the walk.
Duration: 25 minutes