Gosport Walking For Health
“Walking is the nearest activity to the perfect exercise”
…according to Professors Jerry Morris and Adrienne Hardman in the Walking Works report.
What is Walking For Health?
Gosport Walking For Health leads a variety of walks in the borough of Gosport. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the great outdoors in a friendly and welcoming environment. All the walks are free and accessible and you don’t need any special footwear or equipment.
Our walks are led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders and give local people the opportunity to:
- walk at a pace they can manage
- improve their fitness
- enjoy the sociable company of others
Health Walks last between 30 and 90 minutes and suit people of varied abilities.
Gosport Walking For Health is an accredited Healthy Walk scheme with Ramblers Walking for Health. For more information please visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
Take your first steps..
A number of walks are already available in Gosport and we are currently building the programme, so please keep checking for updates or follow GVA on Facebook. Descriptions of the walks and a diary of dates that each walk is being led can be viewed here where you can also download the current programme. Or you are welcome to collect a copy from GVA’s office.
If you would like to join a walk, you can simply turn up or register online here.
You will also be invited to complete an anonymous Health Questionnaire (optional). Your information is kept confidential and recorded on a secure database. (Please see our privacy statement for more details.)
Registered walkers automatically receive a current walk schedule by email.
Your questions answered…
Will attending a walk be suitable for my health condition?
For most people physical activity does not pose a hazard and can be of great benefit for numerous health conditions, however for more information please see our walking with health conditions section.
Are dogs welcome on the walks?
Registered assistance dogs only are welcome on the walks.
Are children welcome on the walks?
The scheme can only accept children and young people under the age of 18 on activities when they are accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other person with equivalent responsibility for them such as a teacher or youth worker.
Please visit the Walking For Health website to find further information and answers to a range of questions.
Would you like to lead a walk ?
If you enjoy walking and would like others to join you, you could be a Gosport Walking For Health Walk Leader. We provide training to get started and support to keep going. The next training session is to be held on Friday 21 June 2019 at GVA’s offices. To find out more and to book your place please visit here.
New Health Walks in any part of the Gosport Borough are always welcome!
You can also follow GVA on Facebook for further updates, please like our page here.