Walking for Health

Walking for health

What Walking for Health is, who can get involved, how to get involved, why you should get involved

The information on this page will be unavailable from 1 September. You can find your nearest health walk group on the Walking for Health website. You can also find walking routes and information about walking on the Travelwest website.

Walk for Health Bristol is an initiative which supports Bristol’s diverse communities to become more active through walking.

Who can get involved

  • Anyone of any ability wanting to get more physically active in a safe, enjoyable way
  • Health and community organisations that want to develop their own walking initiative for clients or staff

How to get involved

Ramblers Walking for Health is England's largest network of health walk groups.  There are 30 health walk groups in Bristol.

Ramblers' health walks should be: 

  • regular
  • 90 minutes or shorter
  • easy and accessible to everyone
  • free
  • led by trained volunteers

The Walking for Health website explains how to: 

The Ramblers website has more than 100 easy access Bristol walks (0.5 to 3 miles in length) available to download, as well as longer routes.

The TravelWest website has:

 walkit.com has a route planner that you can use to plan walks.

Why you should get involved

Walking is the most accessible form of physical activity with many physical and mental health benefits. It’s also a great way to get to know your local neighbourhood and making new friends.