Walking for Health

Health Walks in North Somerset will gradually return as restrictions lift. There will be restrictions on numbers but we very much hope we can welcome anybody who wishes to attend a health walk.

All walkers who attend will be expected to adhere to health and safety guidance in relation to Covid-19.

Return dates for our health walk groups are detailed on the national site.

We are putting many of our health walk routes online to support you to continue to walk in your community.

Before Covid-19 the Scheme welcomed over 300 regular walkers a week in and around Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Winscombe, Long Ashton and Yatton.

Our walks are led by friendly trained volunteer walk leaders who welcome you to join their groups. Many walk leaders are also first aid trained.

If you are new or returning to exercise, Walking for Health offer the opportunity to improve fitness at a pace that suits you with the majority of groups providing a number of walks so that all abilities are supported.

We also know that Health Walks is really important for social engagement as well as the physical benefits exercise brings. If you have been feeling isolated during Covid-19, health walks can certainly help you re-connect with others again.

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When you arrive at a health walk for the first time you will be asked to complete a walker registration form.

The leader will tell you about the route at the start; we try to avoid steep hills, stiles, many steps or very muddy/slippery surfaces. However, be prepared for the odd hill and stile, grass, uneven surfaces or puddles after rain. 

Please wear sensible shoes, preferably walking shoes or trainers, especially during the autumn and winter months.

Please note only registered assistance dogs are permitted on the health walks.

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Walk leader contact details

Clevedon: Lynne Purcell, 01275 852 663

Long Ashton: Karen Barrett, 07855 402768

Nailsea: Diane Bennett, 01275 810 067

Portishead: Chris Lockyer, 01275 848281

Weston: John Western, 01934 511 808

Winscombe: Dawn Organ, 01934 853473

Yatton: Marion Davies, 01934 833 605