Hambleton Strollers Walking for Health

About Us

Hambleton Strollers organises led walks which start from doctors' surgeries, Leisure Centres and other central points in the six main towns of Hambleton District - in Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk, Bedale, Easingwold and Great Ayton plus some nearby villages.

We would like to encourage anyone to join the walks, but we especially welcome these groups of people.

1. People who do not feel they are quick enough or strong enough to walk in a regular walking group.

2. People returning to walking after illness or a periond of inactivity.

3 People with health conditions which would benefit from moderate exercise.  Heart conditions, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, mental health problems,  high blood pressure and those recommended by their doctor.

4.People who would just like some company to make walking and exercise a more enjoyable social activity

5. People with health risks due to inactive lifestyles.

Our walks last about an hour but we do offer a thirty minute starter walk option on the majority of our 1 hour walks.All our walks are risk assessed, led and supported by trained volunteer walk leaders, the walks up to an hour are over flat ground with no stiles and are usually around the streets and pathways of the local town. occesionally when the weather is good we will stray onto grass and walk on less well defined paths or down by the river were there is one.

Our Leaders and walkers are friendly and welcoming come and join us.

The Hambleton Strollers scheme started in the summer of 2002. The project is run by a part-time Co-ordinator together with about 42 Volunteer Walk Leaders.

The group's partners include Age UK North Yorkshire, Ramblers Association,  the County and District Councils, the Primary Care Trust, local health professionals, walkers groups, and voluntary bodies. The walks are all in the area of Hambleton District Council which totally supports the scheme and provides administrative support..

Our Walks

Bedale Leisure Centre - Thursdays
Bedale Leisure Centre
Bedale Leisure Centre - Thursdays
1:00
1:00
Discovery Centre, Great Ayton - Mondays
Great Ayton
Discovery Centre, Great Ayton - Mondays
1:00
1:00
Galtres Centre, Easingwold
Galtres Centre, Easingwold
0:00
Galtres Centre, Easingwold - Tuesdays fortnightly
Easingwold - Tuesdays
1:00
Golden Lion, Romanby
Golden Lion, Romanby
1:00
Hambleton Leisure Centre -Friday Walk
Hambleton Leisure Centre
1:30
Mayford House Surgery, Northallerton - alternate Tuesdays
Mayford House Surgery
Mayford House Surgery, Northallerton - alternate Tuesdays
1:00
1:00
Mowbray House Surgery Northallerton alternate Tuesdays
Mowbray House Surgery
Mowbray House Surgery Northallerton alternate Tuesdays
1:00
1:00
Northallerton Tourist Information Point Friday Walk
Northallerton Tourist Information Point
1:30
Stokesley - Tuesday (Fortnightly) Village Walks
Stokesley - Tuesday (Fortnightly)
1:30
Stokesley Health Centre
Stokesley Health Centre
1:00
Stokesley Public Car Park Co-op
Stokesley Public Car Park Co-op
1:00
The Forum, Northallerton - Friday Walk
The Forum
1:30
THIRSK - HEALTH CENTRE
THIRSK - HEALTH CENTRE
1:00
Thirsk Lambert Medical Centre
Thirsk Lambert Medical Centre
1:00
Thirsk Swimming Pool
Thirsk Swimming Pool
0:00
Thirsk Tourist Information Point
Thirsk Tourist Information Point
1:00

Our walks are usually an hour and are on good level footpaths around the towns and on surrounding field paths when weather conditions allow. There may be small gradients..

The walks are relaxed and friendly, but moving at a pace brisk enough for individuals to feel an increased heart rate and faster breathing. We always suggest that walkers continue to exercise more frequently as well - on their own or with friends.

Walks in Stokesley start at 10.15 a.m. - so walkers meet at 10 a.m.  From 1 January 2014 - the walks in Great Ayton will also start at 10.15 a.m.

All other walks start at 10.30 am. Many outings offer opportunities for refreshments afterwards. Please come and join us when you are in the area. - You can view the list of current walks by clicking on the link "Walk Programme" in the downloads listed opposite.

Independent walk packs with maps of walk routes have been developed so that people can follow the routes more frequently and therefore maintain the health benefits. Copies of all the walk packs are available from the Co-ordinator or you can click on the link on the right to view and print a copy.

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Bedale Leisure Centre - Thursdays
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Discovery Centre, Great Ayton - Mondays
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Stokesley - Tuesday (Fortnightly) Village Walks
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Mowbray House Surgery Northallerton alternate Tuesdays
10:15
 
Galtres Centre, Easingwold - Tuesdays fortnightly
10:15
 
Stokesley Public Car Park Co-op
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Thirsk Swimming Pool
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Bedale Leisure Centre - Thursdays
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Hambleton Leisure Centre -Friday Walk
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Discovery Centre, Great Ayton - Mondays
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Golden Lion, Romanby
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Stokesley Health Centre
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Thirsk Lambert Medical Centre
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Bedale Leisure Centre - Thursdays
10:15
 
 
 
 
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Discovery Centre, Great Ayton - Mondays
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Stokesley - Tuesday (Fortnightly) Village Walks
10:00
 
Galtres Centre, Easingwold - Tuesdays fortnightly
10:15
 
Mowbray House Surgery Northallerton alternate Tuesdays
10:15
 
Stokesley Public Car Park Co-op
10:00
 
Thirsk Swimming Pool
10:15
 
Bedale Leisure Centre - Thursdays
10:15
 
Northallerton Tourist Information Point Friday Walk
10:15
 
 
 
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Stokesley Health Centre
10:00
 
Thirsk Tourist Information Point
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Bedale Leisure Centre - Thursdays
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