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Healthy Footsteps walking activities

Healthy Footsteps at Illey Walk

                                     ***COME AND JOIN OUR VARIETY OF WALKS***


** WHY NOT VOLUNTEER DOING SOMETHING YOU LOVE **

 

JOIN THE LEAP OVER 50 TEAM AND SUPPORT OUR WEEKLY WALKS

For more information contact leapover50@ageukdudley.org.uk

 

Healthy Footsteps for 50 Plus was launched in March 2007 to encourage people to take exercise through walking in their local environments and at the same time build friendships through social chatter during and after the walks.

 

Our weekly walks programme offers a range of diverse walks across the Dudley Borough, catering for different ability levels.  It's an ideal opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet other people and have a cuppa whilst keeping active and improving your mobility.  See bottom of page for our quarterly programme.


We have a team of trained and dedicated volunteer Walk Leaders/Support who help to plan, assess and lead a range of walks within and just outside the borough.  

 

Most of our walk routes are within reach of bus routes but there are a few that are not and can only be accessed by car.

 

There will be an opportunity for a cuppa on the majority of our walks.

 

We deliver regular walks as follows:

 

Monday afternoons:

 

Walks from 1 hour to 1½ hours duration, mostly around the Stourbridge area with a few going further a-field to Halesowen or Kinver.  On the first Monday of each month, walks start from the Hub Building at Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, DY8 1AA.

 

Tuesday afternoons:

 

These take place fortnightly with the majority starting from Dell Stadium, Bryce Road, Pensnett, DY5 4NE. They are generally 1 hours duration, however if you are new to walking we offer 30 minute gentle walks which can be extended to suit individual needs.

 

Saturday afternoons:

 

These offer walks over longer distances and more challenging terrain.  These walks give people who work during the week the opportunity to enjoy walking, with many varied routes and locations.

 

Nordic Walking

 

We are working with The Countryside Team at Saltwells Nature Reserve to offer Nordic walking sessions. These will be held monthly on a Tuesday afternoon at Saltwells.  See our programme for dates. 

 

Books On the Move 

 

Are you a casual reader, a serious reader or maybe want to get back into reading?  All are welcome. READING and WALKING are both good for your health so please come along to our 'Walk and Talk Book Club'.  We are working in partnership with Dudley Libraries and the sessions are held monthly at different library locations. Please see our Healthy Footsteps Programme for more information. 

 

Walks With a Difference

 

We offer a variety of different walks including Photography walks, History talks, Nature walks and a Picture Safari.  See our Healthy Footsteps programme to find out what is on offer.

 

Click below for more information about Walks with a Difference

 

Coming soon ....

 

19th October - Macro Photography

16th November - Acorn Walk

29th November - Local Industry History

20th December - Picture Safari

 

Current Healthy Footsteps Walk Programme

 

Healthy Footsteps Programme July 2017 to September 2017

Healthy Footsteps Programme October 2017 to December 2017