Walking for Health are England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. The 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.
Health walks are designed to encourage you to make walking a regular part of your life. You get to enjoy the fresh air while participating in effective exercise as you meet other people and take in the stunning surroundings. All walks are completely free. Occasionally, we will organise special ‘away days’ which cost a small amount to cover the cost of transport.
Walking has been described as the perfect exercise, and we completely agree! Walking can help and/or prevent conditions such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and arthritis. Regular walks can also help combat depression and loneliness. As well as being a great way to exercise, the walks are an excellent way of meeting others.
Active Northumberland manage the Walking for Health programme in Northumberland with organised walks taking place all across the county. Download the guides from your area to find your nearest group;
All the walks are FREE and you can join as many different groups as you like, just turn up wearing weather appropriate outdoor clothing and supportive shoes or boots. On your first walk on the scheme you will need to fill in a registration form so please arrive 10 minutes early.
For more information on the Health Walks programme in Northumberland please contact our Health Walks Coordinators.
Jane Hardy (North Northumberland) – 01670 605030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
David Gregory (South East & Central Walks) – 01670 623549 of email email@example.com
Loraine Oliver (West Northumberland) – 01670 622368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org