The Tollerford Practice Walking Group

About Us

The Tollerford Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) has set up a Walking for Health group at the Practices in Maiden Newton and Beaminster.  This is in response to a request from the GPs at the surgery to set something up to encourage patients to take some regular exercise.  

The GPs will refer patients to the scheme who they believe will benefit.  Patients can also refer themselves by  just turning up - see scheme walks and dates for information. 

The NHS says of WfH - Walking is 'underated as a form of exercise, but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.  Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.'

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Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Beaminster Walk
Walk Option 1 - Surgery
Walk Option 2 - Surgery
Walk Option 3 - Surgery
Walk Option 4 - Surgery
Walk Option 5 - Surgery
Walk Option 6 - Beaminster Museum
Walk Option 7 - Surgery (School Holidays Only)
Walk Option 8 - Surgery
0:30
0:30
0:10
0:45
0:45
0:30
0:30
0:50
Maiden Newton Walk
Walk Option 1 - Surgery
Walk Option 2 - Surgery
Walk Option 3 - Surgery
Walk Option 4 - Surgery
Walk Option 5 - Surgery
Walk Option 6 - Surgery
Walk Option 7 - Cattistock Tea Rooms
Walk Option 8 - Cattistock Tea Rooms
0:30
0:30
0:50
0:20
0:55
0:10
0:25
0:25

From February 2018 there is a weekly walk from each surgery (Maiden Newton on Tuesday and Beaminster on Wednesday).  Once a month the walk leaves from Cattistock Tea Rooms and Beaminster Museum).   There will be a choice of differing routes within each walk depending on attendees ability and weather conditions. The walk routes will be gentle and last less than an hour and the surgery has agreed to provide refreshments at the end of each walk.  Refreshments are also available from the Tea Rooms and from Beaminster Museum.   Download our programme for details of when and where from or look at the scheme dates.

 

 

July 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
 
Maiden Newton Walk
12:00
 
Beaminster Walk
12:30
 
 
 
 
 
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
 
Maiden Newton Walk
12:00
 
Beaminster Walk
12:00
 
 
 
 
 
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
 
Maiden Newton Walk
12:00
 
Beaminster Walk
12:00
 
 
 
 
 
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
 
Maiden Newton Walk
12:00
 
Beaminster Walk
12:00
 
 
 
 
 
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
 
Maiden Newton Walk
12:00
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Barbara Evans
Scheme Coordinator
07810 153012
barbara_evans@hotmail.co.uk
  

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