Following the suspension of the Walking for Health Scheme in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are very pleased to say that our walks resume from 7 September.
Walks will be restricted to a maximum of 26 attendees and spaces must be booked prior to the walk taking place.
To book your place on a walk, please email Leisure Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Leisure team on 01784 446433.
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Spelthorne Walking for Health Scheme aims to improve health and fitness of local people, especially those who are not physically active and want to become more active.
The Spelthorne Walking for Health scheme is part of Walking for Health a national initiative led by the Ramblers.
A shortmust be completed before your first walk (contact your GP before starting to walk if you have a health condition), to receive a form by post contact Leisure Services on 01784 446433 or download the form (under 'Downloads') and bring it along to your first walk to hand to a walk leader.
Please bring any medication you may need with you (eg inhalers) and let us know if there are any changes to your health. Wear comfortable shoes with good grip and support and loose fitting clothing, as this will allow you to move freely. Long trousers are recommended in case of nettles/thistles. Bring waterproof clothing in case of rain. Please note our walks are for adults only. If there is a café or pub nearby, leaders and walkers often stop for a drink and a chat after the walk. Everyone welcome.
The Spelthorne Walking for Health scheme would not be possible without our amazing volunteers. From volunteer walk leaders and assistants to admin and promotion roles, our volunteers do a fantastic job in supporting and developing the scheme. We are currently looking for more volunteers to help lead the walks. We provide all walk leaders with full training and support. No previous experience required, just a willingness to help and to share a passion for walking.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Walk Leader or would like more information on our walks, please contact Leisure Services on 01784 446433 or email email@example.com. More information can also be found on the Walking for Health website and in our .
There are seven guided walks around Spelthorne with easy to follow instructions and maps. The routes are varied in length and the Stanwell Village walk is accessible for wheelchairs and push chairs. Historical facts about points of interest on the routes are also available.
Please stick to the right of way public footpaths and remember to take any litter home.
Special thanks to all the volunteer walk leaders for all their contributions towards the Self-led Walk Pack and their continuing support of these special walks.
Our walk pack is also available to pick up from Libraries and the Council Offices.