Due to the Coronavirus we have sadly decided to cancel all health walks until the situation improves. We know this is disappointing news, but we all have to pull together and do everything we can to reduce spreading of the virus.

If you can, please keep active by going for a walk yourself. At the moment the advice is that those not experiencing symptoms and those not in the high risk groups, can walk outside as long as they minimise social contact.

We hope you will keep well.

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.

No booking is needed, just turn up with comfortable footwear and dressed for the weather conditions on the day.

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.

So why not have a look at the pdf icon health walks programme [495kb] and join in!

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. Details are on the pdf icon BSL Health Walks Programme [299kb].

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. However, those specifically looking for a dementia friendly walk, can find details on the pdf icon dementia friendly health walks programme [490kb].

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.

People affected by cancer are welcome on all our health walks. However, if you prefer to attend a cancer friendly walk, you can find details on the pdf icon cancer friendly health walks programme [440kb].

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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