Walking for Health

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Run by Woking Mind, “Ramblers Walking For Health” is your local Walking for Health scheme. Our weekly walks take place across the boroughs of Woking and Runnymede. Our walks are free, fun and friendly – perfect to help you get active and meet new people. All walks are a maximum of 90 minutes. We also have weekly ‘starter’ walks (a max of 30 mins)  in the Woking area – perfect if you’re new to exercise, have a health condition, need a very gentle pace.

Please note that well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on our walks (although a few routes are suitable for assistance dogs only and are labelled accordingly on the specific walk details/ programme).

If you want to know more before you start, just get in touch with Tasha Feddery (walks coordinator) email: [email protected] or call 07473 404 962 / 01483 757461. There is also a dedicated Twitter channel for updates, visit: @WalkWoking and @WalkRunnymede.

Move Mountains for Woking Mind

Would you like an opportunity to get your steps up whilst taking part in our new campaign?

To commemorate this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week in May we are running a steps challenge, making some noise about the importance of reaching out for help for your mental health while raising vital funds for Woking Mind and we’d love it if you can get involved.

To find out more and to sign-up visit our challenge page here.

Upcoming walks 11th & 12th May – BOOK NOW! 

Woking Starter walk Tuesday 11th May 11am – max 30 min 

Very gentle circular walk around Goldsworth Park Meadows. All off-road but on good quality, wide paths.

Starting point: Car park at Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground, Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, Woking Nearest postcode: GU21 3RT .Here’s a link to location map: https://goo.gl/maps/NEYJozX9WniCqqsh9

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Runnymede regular walks – Tuesday afternoon 11th May :

A choice of a 2.7 or 2.1 mile walk around Ether Hill, Ottershaw Copse & Timber Hill. As the name suggests there are gradients on this route! Mostly on woodland paths that can be uneven so please wear appropriate footwear 🙂 Estimated time: 60 mins depending on pace.

Starting point: Open area by the cricket pitch at Ottershaw Memorial Fields car park (the one by the bowling green), Fox Hills Road, Ottershaw. Nearest postcode KT16 0NQ. Here’s a link to the car park location: https://goo.gl/maps/cVX96PyABT6mxaT1A

**Please book on the most appropriate walk for your ability.**

1.15pm – 2.7 mile route best suited for those who prefer a brisker pace.
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1.45pm – 2.1 mile route best suited for those who prefer a more gentle pace.
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Woking regular walks – Wednesday morning 12th May:
3.1 & 2.5 circular walks through the countryside surrounding Pirbright– some areas may be muddy and uneven. Please note that we will be walking through fields which may have cattle grazing. Estimated time: 75-90 mins.

Starting point: public carpark on Pirbright Green, Avenue Du Cagney, Pirbright (Nearest postcode GU24 0JE) https://goo.gl/maps/krUEKbKxrFKAc9zL9

**Please book on the most appropriate walk for your ability.**

10.45am – 2.5 mile route best suited for those who prefer a more gentle pace. Estimated time 75-90 mins
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11.15am – 3.1 mile route best suited for those who prefer a brisker pace. .Estimated time: 75-90 mins
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Staying Active at Home

Sport England have provided some useful ideas about how to stay active if you are at home. They can be accessed from their website on www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home

You can also visit our page on Physical Exercise for our top tips and activities.

The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on mental health

Help us be there for those who are struggling to cope during this critical time