Health Walks - Step this way for a Healthier Future

Walking is a great way to keep active and healthy and is fast  becoming a social event that can help you to meet people. 

Health Walks enable you to see the beautiful  countryside, landscapes, towns and villages in Test Valley whilst taking in fresh air and exercise at the same time!

Health Walks are aimed at all fitness levels but particularly  those people who do little physical activity or those who are recovering from ill health.  Shorter walks are offered as an incentive for those not ready to complete the full distance of approximately 2.5 miles.

They are run by a  team of trained Volunteer Walk Leaders who motivate and encourage all walkers to keep walking and they recognise that everyone has different levels of fitness, needs and abilities.

Details of your nearest Health Walk can be found below:

Day Walk Time Meet Information
Monday Romsey Health Walk 11 am Romsey Sports Centre, Southampton Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8AF The walk will be one of several routes around Romsey with an Out of Town walk offered on the second Monday of each month
Tuesday Andover Health Walk 11 am The Lights, West Street, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1AH The walk will be one of several routes around Andover with an Out of Town walk offered on the first Tuesday of each month
Tuesday Abbottswood, Romsey Health Walk 10.30 am Bi- Monthly , Every Tuesday. Start from the temporary Community Centre at Abbottswood Led by volunteers a walk around the open space surrounding the site
Wednesday Wellow Health Walk 1.30pm

First Wednesday each month - Wellow Village Hall, SO51 6BR

Middle two Wednesdays - Canada Common, SO51 6DH

Last Wednesday - Dandy's Ford Fisheries and Team Rooms, Sherfield English SO51 6DT

Walks will be one of several routes around Canada Common or around the village when starting from the Village Hall
Thursday North Baddesley Health Walk 11am North Baddesley Village Hall, North Baddesley SO52 9DT The walk will be one of several routes around North Baddesley with an Out of Town walk offered on the first Tuesday of each month
Friday Stockbridge Health Walk 10am Meet at Stockbridge Town Hall, Stockbridge, SO20 6HE Walks include Danebury Ring, Stockbridge Down, Stockbridge Marsh and Chilbolton
Saturday Valley Park Health Walk 10.30am Meet at Cleveland Bay, SO53 4ST Alternated walks are programmed.

All walks are approximately 2.5 miles and take around one hour.  Please ensure you wear sensible shoes, bring sun protection and a drink.

Walks rely on the support that we receive from our local Volunteer Walk Leaders and we are always looking for more volunteers to join our team to continue this highly successful Scheme.

If you are interested in joining us on a Health Walk or becoming a Walk Leader please contact our Sports Development and Physical Activity Co-Ordinator on 01264 368831 or email lblake@testvalley.gov.uk