WALKING WALKS FOR HEALTH EXERCISE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
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Walks for Health

The Waverley Walks for Health scheme is part of Walking for Health.

It's England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping thousands of people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. The group walks are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

  • Most walks are 30-90 minutes and approximately two miles.
  • Walk routes vary every week, some locations offer a longer walk once every month.
  • Walks take account of the pace of the slowest person, but the aim is for brisk walking to increase your heart rate and make you breathe a little faster than normal.
  • Walks are a great way to meet new people through regular exercise.
  • Walks are FREE.

To get involved with the Walks for Health, attend one of the listed walks below and let the leader know. There is no need to book but please allow five minutes to register at the start of walk and fill in a brief registration form.

You will need your GP's agreement if you have been diagnosed or have problems with your heart, balance, joints or bones, or have experienced pains in the chest.

Day and time

Meeting place

Extra information

Tuesday
11am

Cranleigh Leisure Centre

Walk for 40 to 90 minutes

Tea and coffee available at the end of every walk (payable at the time)

 

Tuesday
10.15am

Cranleigh Leisure Centre

Walk for 30 minutes

Designed for those recovering from illness, living with Dementia, or those returning to physical activity and in need of a gentle group walk. Join the group in the Café after for tea and coffee.

Day and time

Meeting Place

Extra Information

Tuesday 10.30am 

Farnham Leisure Centre

60 minutes ( 2 miles)
or
30 minutes

In addition:

  • A 30-minute walk on the first Tuesday of each month
  • A 90-minute, faster, longer walk on the last Tuesday of each month, for more experienced walkers.

Day and time

Meeting place

Extra information

Tuesday
10:30am

The corner of the tennis courts at Broadwater Park

30 to 60 minutes

Thursday
11am

The Walks for Health meeting post on the Riverside Walk in the Phillips Memorial Park. This is found by taking the entrance path into the Park, opposite the Council Offices car park (yellow barriers)

40 to 60 minutes

In addition:

  • A 30-minute walk on the second Thursday of every month.
  • A 90-minute, longer walk replaces the regular walk on the first Thursday of every month and includes a pub lunch (bring money).

Tuesday
10:15am

Binscombe Medical Centre

 

Day and time

Meeting place

Extra information

Tuesday
2:30pm

Haselwey Community Centre

40 to 60 minutes (two miles)

In addition:

A 30-minute walk on the first Tuesday of every month, leaves at 2.30pm from Haslewey Community Centre.

Thursday
1pm

St. Bartholomew’s Church

40 to 60 minutes (two miles)

Saturday
11am

Haslemere Leisure Centre

40 to 60 minutes (two miles)

We always need new leaders and full training is provided on a local one-day training courses. No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to help and an enjoyment of walking to share with others.

If you are interested in training to become a walk leader, please try a walk, then contact Caroline Barriff at Places Leisure by email carolinebarriff@pfpleisure.org or by calling 01252 723208 to register your interest.

For general information about all walks in the scheme, please contact Caroline Barriff (Walks for Health Contact at Places Leisure).

Tel: 01252723208
Email: carolinebarriff@pfpleisure.org