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Walking for Health scheme and Self Led Walks

Unfortunately with the lockdown due to start on Thursday 5 November, we have made the decision to postpone all walks up until the 2 December. This includes the walk on 5 November. 

Our proposed restart of the walks scheme will be the walk taking place on Thursday 3 December, however this will be dependent on government restrictions and any extension to the lockdown. With this in mind we will continue to take bookings for the walks taking place in December. 

We hope you continue to keep yourself safe during this time and we look forward to seeing you back on the walks again soon. We will update this page with any changes to the postponement of the walks.

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 or call the Leisure team on 01784 446433.

View our new programme here Icon for pdf Nov & Dec 2020 walks programme [477.53KB]

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.

  • our Icon for pdf free walks [477.53KB] are designed for total beginners and are between one and three miles long
  • there are up to three walks a week
  • walks are led by volunteer walk leaders. There is a front leader and back leader so that you can walk at your own pace

The Spelthorne Walking for Health scheme is part of Walking for Health a national initiative led by the Ramblers.

How to join our scheme

A short Icon for pdf registration form [197.1KB] must 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.

Important walk information

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 cafĂ© or pub nearby, leaders and walkers often stop for a drink and a chat after the walk. Everyone welcome.

Facts about walking

  • health professionals recommend that you should participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week
  • a 'brisk' walk should make you breathe a little faster and feel warmer
  • the intensity should feel comfortable and you should be able to talk

Walking can

  • make you feel good and give you more energy
  • help reduce stress and help you sleep better
  • reduce blood pressure
  • help to manage your weight

Why walk?

  • it's a chance to meet new people and make friends
  • almost everyone can do it
  • you can do it anywhere and any time
  • there is very little risk of injury
  • it is free and you don't need special equipment
  • you can start slowly and build up gently

Become a Volunteer Walk Leader

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 More information can also be found on the Walking for Health website and in our Icon for pdf volunteer policy [426.11KB].

Self led walks

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.

  1. Icon for pdf Church Lammas and Staines Moor [361.02KB]
  2. Icon for pdf Stanwell Village walk [504.05KB]
  3. Icon for pdf Stanwell Moor and Hithermoor Stream walk [376.84KB]
  4. Icon for pdf Shepperton Towpath and Dumsey Meadow walk [455.81KB]
  5. Icon for pdf Orchard Meadow including Walled Garden walk [502.93KB]
  6. Icon for pdf Laleham Riverside and Penton Hook walk [565.85KB]
  7. Icon for pdf Fordbridge Park via Bronzefield walk [226.31KB]
  8. Icon for pdf Historical facts [128.08KB]

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