Walking For Health

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Surrey Heath is proud to be an accredited part of the national ‘Walking for Health’ scheme, offering short, safe and sociable walks in the local community. For more information, please take a look at the Walking for Health website.

What are the benefits of walking?

Walking can improve your health, your happiness and, by joining our group, it will give you the chance to explore the outdoors, get to know your local area and meet new people.

Benefits of walking include:

  • Reduce risk of Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes
  • Getting ‘Green Exercise’ and exploring the local countryside
  • Reduce stress and blood pressure levels
  • Aid in management of psychological disorders
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight
  • Chance to make new friends
  • No costly gym memberships or equipment

Do I need to book?

No, there is no need to book.

General Information

Location

Many of our walks are on or near public transport routes, but most may be more easily reached by private transport.

Timings

Please arrive on time (ideally a couple of minutes before) so that registration can take place without delaying the walk.

Equipment

All participants are responsible for bringing suitable clothing and footwear to take part safely and comfortably in the walk. Please remember tracks are often wet and muddy in the autumn and winter.

Children/Vulnerable adults

All vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the walks.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted on walks unless otherwise stated.

Refreshments

No refreshments will be provided, but there may be an opportunity to stop for refreshments either during or after walks at local venues.

Walking Grades

All walks have different grades: 

  • Gentle: For new walkers, unfit or recovering from injury/illness.
  • Moderate: For regular walkers and those who are reasonably fit.
  • Challenging: For experienced walkers.

Walks Dates

Dates for walks are listed  on our What's On webpage.