Walking is the easiest, cheapest and one of the most sociable ways to become more active.
Health Walks are FREE organised walks in rural areas and towns, led by volunteer walk leaders. Walks are suitable for beginners lasting between 45 minutes and one hour. They take place at various times of the day, throughout all districts in Lincolnshire.
Walking is a great way to meet new people, get some fresh air and gentle exercise. There’s no need to book ahead, just turn up wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. Everyone is welcome.
Jenny, a retired teacher, says:
‘I cannot emphasise too much how good the health walks are. I have a chronic lung disorder, COPD, which means I often get chest infections and am confined to bed. If I have had a chest infection, I can do one of the shorter health walks instead and build up my health and strength in a really enjoyable way. I’ve seen parts of Louth I didn’t know existed and met new people, and I now really look forward to the walk each week.’
View the 2013/2014 Health Walks annual report here.
Find your local Health Walk:
Your local Health Walk co-ordinators are:
Boston - Walk Coordinator: Fran Taylor - 01205 354 320
City of Lincoln - Walk Coordinator: Holly Arrowsmith - 01522 873 581
East Lindsey - Walk Coordinator Tracey Richardson – 01507 613446
North Kesteven - Walk Coordinator: Carly Togher - 01522 870 272
South Holland – Walk Coordinator: Ray Boden – 07933 627 011
South Kesteven - Walk Coordinator: Rachael Smith – 01476 406 074
West Lindsey - Contact Jackie Brown for more information on the Gainsborough and Saxilby Health Walks on 07778 622925 or contact Holly Arrowsmith for the rest of West Lindsey area on 01522 873 581.
How can I get involved?
Just turn up at any of the walks above! Or there is Health Walk coordinator in every district in Lincolnshire who you can contact for more information. They can help you decide if the scheme is right for you.
Become a Walk Leader
Volunteer Walk Leaders organise and lead walks around towns and rural areas. It’s a great way to meet new people and encourage others to take part in regular activity.
To become a Walk Leader, you must attend a one-day training session in Lincolnshire. You can then work with your District Coordinator to start Health Walks in your local area.
Lincolnshire Health Walks work in partnership with Walking for Health, the national programme supported by Macmillan and The Ramblers.