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Being active benefits your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you can get moving.

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Wellness Walks

Getting outdoors and walking is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health. Walking as part of a group is also a fantastic way to keep motivated and meet new people.

The Wellness Walks are short, accessible to all and in a location near you. The walks are also free and lead by Wellness Coaches and Walk Leaders who can support and guide you as you become more active.

Generally the walks take place within local parks and or where there are rest places available. The walks are particularly beneficial for people with low fitness levels, low confidence when walking and or those who simply want to enjoy a low level walk in the company of others.

Once people have built up their fitness and confidence to walk they will be encouraged and supported to move into other mainstream walking offers within the community.

The walks start and finish at the same point, are generally flat and last between 30 and 60 minutes. Don’t worry if you are not used to walking or haven’t been active for a while, you can go at your own pace and take as many breaks as you need.

All you need is a pair of flat comfortable shoes or trainers, a jacket for if it rains and a water bottle.

To attend any of the walks you must be able to walk independently. If not, you must attend with a carer.

If you have any questions about any of the walks, get in touch with your Wellness Coach or


Phone: 01484 234095 

Wellness Walks Timetable

Location Meet Point DayStart TimeLive Updates
Greenhead Park, HuddersfieldCafe by the tennis courtsWednesday12:30 meet for 12:45 start.Ongoing
Wilton Park, BatleyCar Park between the pond and cafeThursday1:30Ongoing

People attending the walk have said…

‘It has helped by getting out of the house for a walk, meeting new people and having new conversations’

‘This group has helped very much as a get together after covid. The group also helped with making friends and talking’

‘The group has helped me to get out of the house, to give me a better life and help with my anxiety’

‘The sessions are friendly and supportive’

‘I have made new friends’

Cycle Sessions

Free Cycling groups.

Some cycling experience required.

Bikes and helmets provided.

Trainers or flat shoes required.

LocationMeet PointDayStart TimeLive Status
Spenborough Running Track, Bradford Road, Dewsbury WF15 6EG Meet Track side near containers just off the track. Bikes will be out and a member of staff to greet you.Monday12:30Will restart on 8th April 2024
Leeds Road Sports Complex
Huddersfield HD2 1YY
Reception areaThursday13:30Ongoing


How we can help improve your physical health?

We offer one to one support sessions with our Wellness staff. These informal sessions will take place in accessible community venues that will help provide a comfortable environment.

Our Wellness staff will utilise Health Coaching/Motivational Interviewing techniques to help identify which elements of physical health are the most important to you.

We will then work collaboratively to create a plan that will include small achievable goals relating to physical activity. These agreed goals will be tailored to your own personal ability with the opportunity to then discuss progression with your advisor at every session.

Our wellness staff will also have the knowledge to be able to signpost and support you to attend local walking groups, exercise sessions or leisure facilities.

How long do you spend sitting down every day?

Being active benefits your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you can get moving. Physical activity is anything that gets you moving. It’s not just about playing sport – it can be simple things such as walking, cycling, gardening or even vacuuming the floor.

Whatever your age, size or physical condition you will benefit from being more active.

Just remember, even a little effort can make a difference!

Did You Know

The NHS suggests that adults should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.

Physical activity helps reduce the risk of developing conditions such as;

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Mental health issues

Physical activity can also improve your mental wellbeing, your sleep pattern and help relieve stress.

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