Some of our health walks have started again.
Please read the 'what to expect' document before deciding to join our walks. By taking part in a walk, you agree to adhere to the measures outlined in this document.

If you would like to attend one of the walks, please e-mail us at getwalkinglanarkshire@northlan.gov.uk so that we can gauge numbers.

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus; or if you should be self-isolating/ be in quarantine, please do not join the walks.

We hope that more walks will be able to restart soon, so do check again at a later time.

Get Walking Lanarkshire

Improve your health and wellbeing by walking more often

Get Walking Lanarkshire

Walking is a great form of exercise. It is free, most people can do it, you don't need any special equipment and it has many health benefits.

To encourage more people to walk more often, Get Walking Lanarkshire runs a programme of weekly health walks covering both North and South Lanarkshire.

Health walks are free, short and gentle walks, lasting no longer than an hour. Everybody is welcome and the walks are particularly suitable for people who at the moment are not very active; people with a health condition or those recovering from illness or an injury; and people who for whichever reason can't walk very fast or far.

The walking routes are easy. Tricky terrain like uneven paths and steep inclines are avoided. And with a walk leader at the front and at the back, you can walk at your own pace and nobody will be left behind.

Joining a health walk is a great way to meet new people, explore your local area and get healthier and happier at the same time.  Find out pdf icon what to expect [422kb] when joining the walks and take a look at the pdf icon health walks programme [438kb] for your nearest walk.

British Sign Language Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire also offers health walks for the Deaf community. The walks are led by Deaf walk leaders who use British Sign Language. 

Dementia-friendly walking                                                                                       dementia walks logo

Get Walking Lanarkshire is a Dementia Friendly Walking accredited health walks project, which means that a good number of our walk leaders have done dementia friendly walk leader training and walk routes have been assessed to be dementia inclusive.

People with dementia and their carers are welcome on all our health walks.

Cancer-friendly walking

Get Walking Lanarkshire works in partnership with Macmillan's Move More project in North Lanarkshire to offer cancer friendly health walks. On these walks at least one of the walk leaders has done basic cancer awareness training and routes have been planned to include short cuts, benches and toilets.

Volunteering opportunities

Would you like to help others to become more active? Then volunteering as a health walk leader might be for you! Free training will be provided. Contact us to find out more.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'download' and 'other useful websites'.

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