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Healthy Walks and Cycle Rides
We love Elmbridge healthy walks and rides and we hope you will too. We’ve been organising them since 2003 and they are great for meeting new friends and discovering new places in your local area.
With Walking for Health, you can take part in a free short walk to help you get and stay active at a pace that works for you.
Walking for 15 minutes to half an hour may be longer than you’ve walked for a while but we’ll be there to help you. Walk at a pace that’s right for you and take time to soak up the beauty of Elmbridge. Doesn’t that sound achievable?
If you are not sure you will be able to keep up please start with our Monday or Friday regular very slow walks, ask the leader if they think you would keep up on a slow walk.
Walks and rides leave promptly at the published time, please don’t hold the group up, it’s not fun for you or the other walkers. We pride ourselves on our punctuality, we know that you lead busy lives with appointments to keep.
Please arrive a minimum of 5 minutes beforehand. All our walks are free and most are between 30 and 90 minutes long
and less than three miles in length.
If you are a new walker or cyclist, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start to allow time to complete the outdoor health questionnaire (OHQ). Why not complete your OHQ at home and bring it along? You can find it at: Walkingforhealth.org.uk
Questions? email email@example.com or telephone 01372 474574. We are here to help.
If you prefer longer, faster walks, or walks out of the Borough, you may enjoy walking with Ramblers, Go50 or Surrey Walks Club.
Short – If you are not a confident walker or are returning to walking. Normally between 15 and 30 minutes, always on easy terrain, at a pace to suit you.
Slow – For those capable of walking continuously (2mph)
Moderate – For regular walkers who are reasonably fit and can maintain a steady pace (2.25-2.5 mph) for the duration of the walk.
Brisk – For those able to walk 3mph for the walk duration.
Nordic – Bring poles or walk without poles. Warm up prewalk and cool down post-walk included. All welcome.
Cycle Rides, at a pace to suit all riders.
8 – Figure of 8 walk: returns to start point part way round. Must register at start of walk.
Dogs on leads welcome (one dog per walker)
RA – Optional refreshments after walk that give you time to socialise
£ – Cost for parking or ferry ride
RE – Refreshments en-route usually 30 minutes, included in timings
Nordic walk – Poles useful but not essential
WC – Toilets at meeting point
Regular Weekly & Monthly Walks
These walks take place every week from the same location at the same start time. Routes may vary.
Date/time: Every Mon (excluding Bank Holidays) 11.30-12.00 Very slow, flat WC
Route: 30 minutes very slow walk to the river
Meeting: Outside by the benches, Xcel Leisure Complex, Waterside Drive, Walton, KT12 2JG
Date/time: Every Tues 10.30-11.30 Slow, flat WC RA
Route: Molesey Circular Walk
Meeting: Royal British Legion Club, St Mary’s Road, East Molesey, KT8 0ST (Use entrance next to No 4)
Leaders: David F, Valerie, Andrew
Date/time: Every Fri 10.30-11.15 Very Slow, flat
Route: 45 minutes very slow. Plenty of seats en-route if needed.
Meeting: The Clubhouse cafe, East Molesey, Cricket Club, Graburn Way, KT8 9AL
Date/time: 1st Wed of the month 10.30-12.00 Slow, slopes
Route: Various routes in and around Claygate WC RA
Meeting: Claygate Centre for the Community, Elm Road, Claygate, KT10 0EH
Leaders: Jean, Andrew
Postcodes – Beware of postcodes, they are the best that we can find, but don’t always take you to the precise starting point.
Car parks rarely have their own postcode. Please allow plenty of time to find the start point. We suggest you look up your route and destination on a map prior to setting out and take a map with you.
Poor weather – In case of adverse weather conditions, visit elmbridge.gov.uk/healthywalks to see if an event is cancelled. If in doubt call 01372 474574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org