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Enjoy a walk and a bit of company


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This free service aims to help older people living in Northampton who would like to benefit from regular exercise but feel nervous going out by themselves.

We provide a friendly volunteer to visit you once a week to go for a short walk with you in your local area .

By giving encouragement and friendly support, the walking befriender can help people overcome barriers which might be preventing them from being active in later life.  Our support can help you regain your confidence.

Walking has been proved to be the safest activity for older people to improve their health.  We hope you, or your older relative, will enjoy getting outdoors with us, especially if a long-term health conditions or a disability is discouraging you from getting regular exercise. 

  • Over 65 years old
  • Northampton resident 

Please call us on 01604 611200 to find out more

or email

Volunteers needed

If you would like to use your spare time to accompany an older person on a short walk around their neighbourhood, why not get in touch.  Getting out in the fresh air and having a chat can make a huge difference to all of us, especially at the moment when we are missing family and friends. 

Please send an email to

Elsie enjoys a walk near the river with Jason from Age UK Northamptonshire.

Get in touch if you'd like to put your spare time to good use by accompanying an older person on a gentle walk near their home.

Call us on 01604 611200