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Walking for health

What is Walking for health?

Walking for health is England's largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. 

Where are the walks?

The High Peak walks are coordinated by BeWell, led by a qualified walk leader and cover areas including Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton, Glossop, Hayfield, New Mills and Whaley Bridge. 

There are two levels of walk

  • Very easy walks - ideal if you are looking for gentle exercise or recovering from illness. The first walk of every month will be under 30 minutes so you can join at the start of the month and see if Walking for health is right for you.
  • Easy walks - these walks last up to 90 minutes and may include some stiles and hill walking.

Beyond Walking for health

If you are looking for something more challenging than the basic Walking for health walks there are also longer walks

  • Progression walks - lasting about 120 minutes, remember to bring a drink.
  • Strenuous walks - these are longer, more challenging walks lasting up to 180 minutes, usually including stiles, hills and rough paths but at a pace to suit you. Bring a drink and snack for a stop on the walk.

Walking for Health October - December 2018 [462KB]

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For more information

To ask questions, find your nearest walking group and join thousands of people walking their way to health