you feel good
you more energy
stress and help you sleep better
your heart 'strong'
you to manage your weight
Why is walking the perfect activity for health?
everyone can do it
can do it anywhere and any time
- It's a
chance to make new friends
free and you don't need special equipment
start slowly and build up gently
Milton Keynes has
opportunities for adult fitness.
Schedule October to December 2018
Sunday Wagtail walks
Milton Keynes Friday Walks
are part of a National Scheme called Walking for Health.
It was started by Dr William
Bird MBE over 20 years ago in Sonning
Common Oxfordshire and is supported by The Department of
Health, The Ramblers and MacMillan Cancer Support who provide some funding for training and third party
insurance for leaders. There are walks all over the
here to find walks in any part of the UK.
Jan Elsdon writes:
It was on the Tuesday Walks that I decided to do the
Walk leader training encouraged by Sue Hadfield who had
hoped someone would start another group, as Tuesdays was
getting so big. I decided with the help of my
daughter, Kay, to create the Friday Walks
It began with 5 people on 15th February, 2008 , and has
now grown with an average attendance of 35. Walks
were chosen with points of interest - now we cover an
extensive area, but still stop occasionally to admire
points of interest.
We aim to do three walks enabling the less able to enjoy
our countryside as well as seasoned walkers.
We endeavour to add social events throughout the year.
We are a
roaming walk, meaning we walk from a different place in
Milton Keynes every week. Refer to our current
Schedule October to December for details of meeting places.
We start walking at 10.15. But before we set off we need
everyone to register for that walk, and to have
completed an anonymous Health survey. If you would like to
complete the questionnaire at home in advance please
here to download a copy.
always organise a meeting place at the end of the walks
where we can have a coffee or tea and socialise
for a while.
No special footwear is needed, but comfortable flat
closed-in shoes are recommended.
Leaders may download a
sample risk assessment and
accident form here.
Word version of
risk assessment and