Health Walks are organised volunteer-led walks that last between 30-55 minutes. They are FREE to take part in and are a great way to help you get more active and meet new people. They are suitable for everyone.
Walking is a fantastic form of activity and offers a number of benefits including:
- Helps to Prevent Diabetes
- Increases Good Cholesterol Levels
- Improve Mental Health
- Helps to Reduce Weight
- Benefits the Immune System
- Improves Muscle Strength
- Reduces the Risk of Falls in the Elderly
- Prevents the Development of Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis in Certain Groups
- Reduces Blood Pressure
- Improves Lung and Heart Function
To gain real benefits from a walk you need to walk at an itensity which makes you breathe a little faster, feel warmer and have a slightly faster heart beat. The intensity should be comfortable and you should still be able to talk!
Latest walk dates
For up to date information on the volunteer led walks download: Walk & Talk in the Forest of Dean
Walk 4 Health leaflet
View our latest leaflet giving details of walks available plus other interesting information: Walk 4 Health...Walk and talk in the Forest of Dean
Interested in becoming a walk leader?
If you are interested in becoming a walk leader yourself then we can arrange FREE training; click on the link to access the walk leader application form - Application for Walk Leader training... this can be filled in on-line, saved and emailed or filled in, printed off and posted. We look forward to hearing from you!
Contact us on 01594 812617 to find out when the next available Walk Leader course is being held.
Take a look at the latest newsletter for our Volunteer Walk Leaders and their walkers, click on the link: Walk 4 Health - Walk Leaders update - April 2013 - packed with lots of interesting news and information.
To view our accredited scheme
View Forest of Dean - Walk for Health Accreditation to view our certificate for 2011.
Easy walks in the local area.
The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association have produced a booklet of easy walks in the local area. Download the booklet Forest of Dean Easy Walks Guide