Welcome to the Hertfordshire Health Walks
Hertfordshire Health Walks is a countywide initiative of free, led walks and is coordinated by Countryside Management Service (CMS). It aims to help promote walking and encourage more people (all ages, backgrounds and abilities) to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.
The Hertfordshire Health Walks schemes have around 250 trained volunteers leading a programme of 55 walks a week in seven main areas: Dacorum, Watford & Three Rivers, St Albans City & District, North Herts, Hertsmere, East Herts and Welwyn Hatfield. We work in partnership with a variety of organisations throughout the county as well as forming part of the national campaign, Walking for Health (WfH).
Visit Our Health Walks for more information on each individual scheme, with easy-print black and white versions of the current leaflets also available. Maps of a selection of the walks are available on the Walk4Life website.
Once you have identified which walk you would like to walk on, please join up ahead of your first walk. Simply visit the online join up page, or if you prefer arrive ten minutes ahead of the start time to complete our new walker form.
To keep up to date with the latest CMS and Hertfordshire Health Walks news click here or follow us on Hertfordshire Health Walks Facebook page. To hear a bit more about Hertfordshire Health Walks please click here to listen to a radio interview. Plus, watch our short Health Walks video, featuring some of your dedicated Health Walk leaders, sharing their experiences of taking part. This video was produced by students studying film production at the University of Hertfordshire.
Join the Mass Health Walk – May 16th
Want to be part of something BIG? We’re attempting to set a record for the greatest number of Health Walkers out walking across the county, on the morning of Monday May 16th. What better time to set this challenge than during Hertfordshire’s Walking Festival.
Between 9am and 1pm on May 16th over 15 Health Walks will take place. All regular Monday Health Walks will go ahead, and some of our wonderful Health Walk leaders have organised additional one-off Health Walks to help get more feet on the ground for this record-setting event. Introduce a friend, bring a neighbour or rally the family to help make this the biggest Health Walk ever!
For more information click here or poster above.
We are looking for leaders in all areas!
Volunteer as a Health Walk Leader and you could:
- Make new friends
- Improve your health
-Do your bit for the environment
It's easy to become a volunteer leader:
You will already be walking on our walks and enjoying the many benefits. You will be invited to join a one day accredited training course. After which you shadow a walk, back mark or lead a walk and then once you have your confidence will be included in local rota's.
Whether you can volunteer a few hours a week, or a couple per month - we appreciate whatever time you can give. More information is available here
Contact Us if you are interested in becoming a leader.
This information can be made available on request in other formats including large print, Braille, audio and in other languages. Please contact 01992 588433