Worcestershire Health walks
Joining a health walk is a great way to improve your health and make new friends.
What is a Health Walk?
A health walk is a short, purposeful walk undertaken on a regular basis.
As well as improving physical wellbeing our walks can help with mental wellbeing by providing an opportunity to socialise with other walkers.
Walkers are encouraged to walk at their own pace so they able to enjoy the walk.
Walk groups offer alternate routes and distances to allow this to happen.
Worcestershire Health Walks aim to improve the county’s health and well-being by encouraging more people to become active through the simplest form of exercise, walking.
Our Health Walks are:
- accessible, sociable and welcoming to all
- at least 10 minutes long and no longer than 90 minutes
- local and easily accessible by foot or local public transport
Some walking groups have a selection of walks from various locations, details of which can be provided by the walk leader.
Finding a Health Walk
Alternatively, you can download the following documents:
For new walkers there is no need to book.
All new walkers are asked to complete a Worcestershire Health Walks Registration Form.
Can’t find a walk in your area? Or interested in becoming a walk leader? Then read on to find out about our Walk Leader Training.
Become a Worcestershire Health Walk Leader
All our volunteer health walk leaders are specifically trained to lead health walks in Worcestershire. Our training sessions help you to:
- understand the role of a walk leader
- be clear about some practicalities of running a safe and enjoyable walk
- know that walking is good for us all, and how to help others overcome barriers to joining a walk
- gain the confidence needed to lead a health walk
- meet each other, share ideas and trouble-shoot any concerns about walks
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer walk leader or considering setting up a new health walks group in your area, contact our Health Walks Officer.