Health Walks - Step this way for a Healthier Future
All walks in the south of the borough have now restarted.
We are currently offering walks on alternate Tuesdays in Andover; commencing Tuesday 27 July and alternate Fridays in Stockbridge; commencing Friday 30 July. At present, numbers are limited for these walks and spaces are available for pre-booking only.
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:
|Monday||Romsey Health Walk||11 am||Romsey Comrades Club, South Front, Romsey SO51 8GJ||The walk will be one of several routes around Romsey with an additional 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 additional Out of Town walk offered on the first Tuesday of each month|
|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||10am||North Baddesley Sports Pavilion, Sandy Lane, SO52 9EA||The walk will be one of several routes around North Baddesley with an Out of Town walk offered on the last Thursday of each month. There is also a memory walk which is suitable for people living with a memory problem who is accompanied by a carer.|
|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 Public House, SO53 4ST||Alternated walks are programmed.|
Bi Monthly and Monthly Walks
|Monday||Romsey Memory Walk||10.30 am||Marie Louise House||this walk is suitable for people living with a memory problem. Walkers must be accompanied by a carer. These walks take place on the first and third Monday of the month.|
|Wednesday||King Somborne||10am||King Somborne Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Romsey Road, SP20 6PP||Walk will take place 3rd Wednesday of every month.|
|10am||Abbotswood Community Centre||Walk will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Parking is available at the Community Centre.|
|Tuesday||Braishfield Village Hall||10am||Braishfield Village Hall||Walk will take place on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Parking is available at the Village Hall or Local Shop.|
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 Andrea Harris or Louisa Rice:
Telephone: 01264 368000