Health Walks

Walking is the easiest, cheapest and one of the most sociable ways to become more active.

Walking for HealthHealth 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.

A list of current walks is below, but there are always more being developed, and if you’d like to start one near you – get in touch with your local coordinator and become a volunteer walk leader.

Find your local Health Walk:

Boston

Walk Coordinator: Fran Taylor - 01205 354 320

Monday’s (except Bank Holidays):

Tuesday’s:

Wednesday’s:

Thursday’s:

Friday’s :

Please note New Age Kurling is available after some walking sessions as well as occassional bus trips.

City of Lincoln

Walk Coordinator: Holly Arrowsmith - 01522 873 581

Click here for the downloadable leaflet of Lincoln led Health Walks from July to September 2014.

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Friday

To view weekend health walks please click here.

East Lindsey

Walk Coordinator Tracey Richardson – 01507 613446

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Friday

* These session will alternate between a health walk and a Walking for Health Nordic Walk.

North Kesteven

Walk Coordinator: Carly Togher – 01522 870 252

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BRAND NEW BUGGY WALKS

These new walks are aimed specifically at families and all routes are buggy friendly.

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South Holland

Walk Coordinator: Ray Boden (07933 627011)

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South Kesteven

Walk Coordinator: Rachael Smith – 01476 406 074

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  • Ancaster | Ancaster Playing Fields | Every Wednesday | 9.50am for 10.00am start | Contact: Jan 01400 230 275
  • Grantham | Priory Ruskin School Sports Complex | Every Wednesday | 12.50pm for 1.00pm start | Contact: Jill 07753 472 261
  • Bourne | Bourne Woods or Sainsbury’s (alternate weeks) | Every Wednesday | 2.00pm
Thursday
  • The Deepings | Exeter Close, Deeping St. James or Community Centre, Market Deeping (alternate weeks) | Every Thursday | 1.50pm for 2.00pm start | Contact: Enid 01778 342 936
Friday
  • Grantham | Belton Lane Children’s Centre | Every Friday | 10.00am | Contact: Jill 07753 472 261
  • Haconby | Various meeting points | Every other Friday | Contact: Val 01775 750 479
Saturday
  • Grantham | Wyndham Park Car Park | Second Saturday in every month
  • Ancaster | Ancaster Doctors Surgery | Last Saturday in every month | Contact: Jan 01400 230 275
  • Bourne | Every other Saturday | Long walks up to 4 miles | Contact: Jack 01778 346 598

West Lindsey

View summer Health Walks in Gainsborough  here.

Contact Jackie Brown for more information on the Gainsborough and Saxilby Health Walks on 07778 622925

View summer Health Walks in West Lindsey here.

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.

Local coordinators:

Boston – Fran Taylor – 01205 354 320
City of Lincoln – Holly Arrowsmith – 01522 873 581
East Linsdey – Tracey Richardson – 01507 613 446
North Kesteven – Carly Togher – 01522 870 252
South Holland – Ed Topham Clark – 01406 366 900
South Kesteven – Rachael Smith – 01476 406 074
West Lindsey – Jackie Brown – 01427 675 138

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.