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Wellbeing Walks are fun, free, supportive and led by trained volunteers.

Basingstoke Wellbeing Walks encourages people of all ages to join regular, short walks in their own communities.Ramblers logo

Our walks help boost the health of participants whilst enjoying local, natural spaces in the company of others. The social side of walking can be as important for wellbeing as the walk itself.

All new walkers are welcome whether you are fit and active, haven’t exercised in a long time, or have been advised to join by a doctor.

So, come and join us!

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Our local wellbeing walks can increase activity & boost health with no cost involved- it’s FREE! The walks give you a chance to join the community, make new friends, & take part in a fun & supportive activity. Our wellbeing walks are also led by volunteers trained to support each walk in a Covid safe & friendly environment.

Download our latest programme of walks by clicking on the button below:

Basingstoke Wellbeing Walks August 2022

There is now no need to book a place on the walk, just turn up on the day.

For further information and to find out more about our local walks please call 01256 423816 or email walks@bvaction.org.uk

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Please click on the blue box below to find out the answers to some of our most asked questions about the walks:

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any tips for walking?

Here are a few things to think of before coming along to one of our walks:

  • Wear suitable clothing and comfortable sturdy, shoes or trainers
  • Please arrive in plenty of time to park, as the walks leave on time
  • The walk leader will advise of any hazards on the route, but you are responsible for your own health and safety
  • If you feel unwell or don’t feel you can complete the walk for any reason speak to one of the walk leaders who will provide assistance.

Do I have to book into a walk?

No. You can now simply decide which walk you would like to go on and turn up on the day.

Will the walk still go ahead in adverse weather conditions?

In adverse weather conditions that may occur on the day of the walk, the walk leaders have the overall decision to cancel the walk for health walk. If walkers are still wishing to go on the walk, they can at their own risk, but it will not be under walk for health.

The walk will still take place if it’s raining, unless it is torrential or a thunder storm

In hot weather, remember to bring a bottle of water with you.

How fit do I need to be and how far are the walks?

We aim to cater for all levels of fitness and encourage everyone to walk at their own pace – it’s a walk not a race! If you have any concerns you should consult your GP.

There are three levels of walks:

Level 1  – Get started with walk. A short walk that is from 10 to 30 minute long.

Level 2 – Medium walk that is from 60 to 90 minute long.

Level 3 –  Brisk walk that is up to 90 minutes.

Are there any safety tips when on the walk?

Risk assessments are carried out on the routes and every possible care is taken by the walk leaders to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable walk.

Please listen to the walk leaders briefing at the start of the walk which will alert you to any hazards along the route.

When crossing roads please observe the Highway Code at all times, crossing at the safest point and keeping to the footpaths where possible. The walks are undertaken at your own risk.

Can I bring a dog on the walk?

Dogs are welcome on all of the walks, but they must be kept on the lead at all times and to stay near the back of the walking group to avoid any trips.

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