Ramblers Walking for Health

Stratford-on-Avon District Walk & Talk Health Walks

Wellesbourne walking group

Our Walking for Health walks are free to all and do not require pre-registration.

Stratford-on-Avon District Health Walks Newsletter - December 2017, April 2018

Monday at 10:00 - Stratford-upon-Avon

The group meets on the ground floor of the Leisure Centre, in the area adjacent to the café. The walk is between 30-60 minutes in duration and takes in the paths alongside the River Avon and the canal, always on tarmac surfaces and paths. The group often finish the walk at a local café (usually the RSC Cafe) and have a tea or coffee.

Monday at 10:30 - Bidford-on-Avon

Please note, this walk will not take place on Bank Holiday Mondays.

The group meets next to the Bridge Restaurant

The walk is 60-90 minutes in duration. The group often splits to accommodate both faster and slower walkers. This walk alternates between a small number of popular scenic routes such as along the River Avon to Marlcliff, around the golf course, and to Broom village. Walkers usually stop for refreshments during the walk or at the end.

Tuesday at 14:00 - Southam

This walk starts from the Leisure Centre and varies from 60 to 90 minutes in duration depending on the route.

The walk goes through the town and out to local parks and historical attractions such as the Merestone, the Holy Well, and along parts of the Heritage Trail. Details of any changes to the regular schedule of walks will be posted on the noticeboard situated in the Leisure Centre reception.

Wednesday at 10:00 - Stratford-upon-Avon

The group meets at the Leisure Centre, in the area adjacent to the café on the ground floor.

This walk is between 60 - 90 minutes in duration. The group often split into two to accommodate faster and slower walkers. Walks include well-known routes along the tramway and Recreation Ground or by the canals and river, on mainly flat tarmac surfaces and paths. The walk often finishes at a local café (usually at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre) for refreshments. This group will occasionally organise a longer, more challenging walk and social outings.

Wednesday Track Walking

- drop in anytime between 17:30 and 19:00 - Stratford-upon-Avon School athletics track

Walk, jog or run around the track for as long as you like, free of charge. This is a friendly, safe, relaxed and flexible opportunity to exercise – come on your own or in a group, and take it at your own pace. The track is floodlit.

The track is booked by Stratford-upon-Avon DC but this is an unsupervised session. No registration is required.

Fridays at 09:45 - Wellesbourne

The group meet at the Village Hall and enjoy a pleasant walk around parks, along the river and country footpaths. The walk lasts between 60 - 90 minutes. This group will often organise a longer, more challenging walk and occasional social outings.

Sometimes the group will choose a walk that starts and finishes outside Wellesbourne. Therefore please call the Leisure Team on 01789 260115 or email leisure@stratford-dc.gov.uk to find out the plan for that week or be added to the email distribution list.

General Information

If you would like any further information on the Walk & Talk Health Walks please send an email to leisure@stratford-dc.gov.uk or call 01789 260115.

Walking for Health walks are organised by trained volunteers from the local community.

Ramblers Walking for Health deliver a large network of health walks in England, with the aim of enabling people to become more active. For more information about Ramblers Walking for Health, visit the Walking for Health website.

If you are looking for a walking group that offers longer walks, follow the link to the Warwickshire Ramblers website. There are a number of Ramblers associated groups in the Warwickshire area. The Ramblers website also provides a collection of routes for individuals who would like to walk independently.

For general good health, adults should walk briskly for at least 30 minutes a day on at least five days a week. This doesn't have to be done in one walk; it can be split into two or three shorter walks.

Please note -

For most people, walking is a safe and effective form of exercise and you can start without checking with a doctor. However, if you're very unfit, are suffering or recovering from serious illness or have any other concerns about your health, discuss this with your doctor before starting the plan. It may be that you need to follow our plan more slowly and gradually, particularly if you're trying to walk briskly.

Last updated on 17/08/2018

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