Walking for Health

What is Walking for Health?

The scheme is a series of free guided walks for all ages and abilities aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit. We offer a range of walks starting from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The most important thing is that you start where you are at and gradually build up to the longer walks.

What do I need for walking?

Walking is almost perfect exercise, requiring no expense, almost anyone can do it, it can be done anywhere at any time, it is the best way for people from all walks of life to become more active gradually. All you need are a good pair of shoes, that are comfortable, provide good support and don’t cause blisters. Loose fitting clothing allows you to move more freely. Wear thin layers rather than heavy clothing. If it’s a hot day take a bottle of water.

Are the walks wheelchair and buggy friendly?

Due to the terrain around the East Riding, some walks will not be suitable for wheelchair users and buggies. If you would like to come on a walk and are in a wheelchair please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Development Officer to check to see whether the walk is accessible.

Do I need to book?

No need to book, just turn up 15 minutes before the walk starts.

Can I bring a dog?

Please call beforehand to check. If a dog is allowed on the walks they must be on a short lead that won’t trip up any fellow walkers.

Volunteer with us?

The Walking for Health scheme around the East Riding simply wouldn’t exist without our wonderful volunteers. Volunteering for East Riding’s Walking for Health scheme can be a great experience. If you’d like to volunteer on one of our Health Walks then please get in touch. The scheme coordinator will then be able to let you know about the processes for training and how it could benefit you.

Join in

All walks are free. No need to book, just turn up 15 minutes before the start time.

Find times and dates of walks from East Riding Leisure Centres near you on the Walking for Health club page.

Walking for Health has organised sessions which take place all over the East Riding, all of the sessions can be found on the East Riding Health and Wellbeing website.

For more information contact Laura Hutchinson.

What to wear

All you need are a good pair of shoes, that are comfortable, provide good support and don’t cause blisters.

Loose-fitting clothing allows you to move more freely. Wear thin layers rather than heavy clothing.

If it’s a hot day take a bottle of water.

Timetable and Posters

If you would like to view or download any of the location posters or the timetable for all events, you can find them in the table below:

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