North Somerset Walking for Health

About Us

You will be pleased to hear that we are working hard for health walks to return to North Somerset during July/August.  

LATEST NEWS:

CLEVEDON group will be leading a walk every Tuesday at 10.30am as from the 28th July. Venue TBC.                                     

You MUST call Lynne Purcell on 01275 852663 to book a place.

 

WESTON group will be leading a walk on the 10th & 24th August at 2pm. Venue TBC .                                                                   

You MUST call John Western on 01934 511808 to book a place.   

Please note numbers need to be limited to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines

 

NAILSEA, THE HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE, WORLE & YATTON groups will not be re-starting untill the government allows larger groups to meet

 

LONG ASHTON, PORTISHEAD, WINSCOMBE - More information to follow. 

When you do attend a health walk you will be asked to follow all Covid-19 safety advice given by the walk leaders.

Unfortuntley due to restrictions with the number of people being able to come together there will be a booking system in place. Please DO NOT turn up for a walk without booking, as we may have to turn you away. 
 

For more information regarding Keeping Walkers Safe please look in the downloads on the righthand side of this page. 

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Pre-Covid, our scheme welcomed over 300 regular walkers per week in and around Clevedon, Long Ashton, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Winscombe, Worle and Yatton. Now we are faced with only being allowed to meet in groups of no more than six outdoors. With a number of leaders we are hopeful we can cater for all those who wish to walk at this time.

 

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.

Future walking progammes in North Somerset will be found on this page when walks resume later in the year. 

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 

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 Seafront
Walk Option 1
1:00
Weston-super-Mare Health Walk
Weston Health Walk
1:00
Winscombe Health Walk
Winscombe Health Walk
1:00
Worle Health Walk
Big 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.

Hopefully our next training will be on:

Wednesday 13th October 2020 from 9.30am - 1.00pm at The Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

Do contact us if you are interested in attending.

 

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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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