Halton Borough Council (Walking for Health)

About Us

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.




Our Walks

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.

Halton Lea:

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 


Paula Parle
Health and Physical Activity Development Officer
0151 511 8550


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