Covid-19 changes

In line with updated government regulations our Healthwalks are running again for groups of up to 30 with physical distancing regulations in place. Currently, because of restrictions, the walks are only open to those who have already registered with the scheme.  We are hoping to open the walks up to new people from October. If you would like more information on this, and to register to be updated when this happens, please email or call 01273 294589. You can find more information in our 'advice for walkers’ document.

About health walks

Walking is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to be active and improve their health. 

Our friendly walk leaders run 20 different walks across the city every week. They vary from under 1 mile on the flat, to more challenging walks of up to 5 miles in local parks and green spaces. 

Find out which walk would suit you, including if the route is suitable for a wheelchair or buggy in the Active for Life Programme

Dogs are welcome, except on the cemetery walks. They must be well behaved and on a lead. 

How to join a health walk

For detailed information about upcoming health walks check the activity finder.

There’s no need to book, you can just turn up and introduce yourself to the walk leader.

Please bring a completed registration form with you, or arrive 10 minutes early, and the walk leader will give you a form to fill in.

Walks do not run on public holidays and bank holidays, and we may cancel them in severe weather.

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If you have any questions, or you’d like us to add you to our mailing list, send an email to or phone 01273 294 589.

Apply to be a Volunteer Health Walk Leader

There are 60 volunteers leading walks across the city, but we always need more.

Find out about the Volunteer Health Walk Leader role, on the Walking for health website.

To apply for the walk leader training, fill in the online form. We recommend that you attend a health walk before coming to the training.

More information

Find out more about why walking is good for you on the Walking for Health website.

Get support and information about cycling and walking in the city.

You could also try our four mile non guided Seafront health walk. You can download the map to follow the route.