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Walking for health

Walking, whether part of our daily routine or a way to explore the local area, is a simple way to help stay healthy.

Walking

By moving around every day, we will achieve some of the changes that are necessary for a healthier future. What's more, Hillingdon is a great place to do it

Where

Walk Hillingdon is your local Walking for Health scheme. We provide free walks designed to allow you to walk at your own pace to increase your health and wellbeing.

Our walks take place Monday to Saturday across the borough. Our grading system helps you choose a suitable walk and supports you to progress to higher graded walks as your fitness improves. Our walks range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

Every walk is led by a trained walk leader whose role is to make sure the health walk is safe and that the walker's experience is a positive one.

The walks are a great way to meet people and explore the wonderful green spaces in Hillingdon so please make sure you wear suitable footwear for off road walking. Accredited scheme - Walking for health

Find a walk near you  

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Tell us about your walk  - share your experiences and photos.

To find out about the walks or walk leader training days, call the Specialist Health promotion Team on 01895 277615, Monday - Friday between 09:00 and 17:00.

  • If you are bringing a group or have additional needs, please contact the Specialist Health Promotion Team in advance
  • Children under 16 are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Sorry, no dogs (except guide/assistance dogs)

?Walk Hillingdon is a programme managed by London Borough of Hillingdon's Specialist Health Promotion Team.   Ramblers

?Lead walks within the  Walk Hillingdon programme  (part of the National Walking for Health programme)

Something for everyone

There are many great places to walk in Hillingdon including the Hillingdon trail and nature walks.

Our Saturday striders provide longer led walks while Nordic walking offers a whole body workout whilst enjoying our green spaces.

There are also easy ways of increasing the amount of everyday walking you do:

  • Plan yours or your family walk routes, track your progress to see how may miles you have walked.
  • Count your calories and steps with a free walking calculator and take challenges that enable you to help make streets a safe, attractive and enjoyable place for your community.
  • Have you considered getting off the bus or tube a couple of stops early and walking the rest of the journey? Or would you like to fit walking into your busy day? TfL - Walking ?

Walking and physical activity

Walking is a great way to achieve the physical activity recommendations that contribute to our health and wellbeing.

  • Children under 5 years should do 180 minutes every day
  • Young people (5-18 years) should do 60 minutes every day
  • Adults (19-64 years) should do 150 minutes every week
  • Older adults (65+ years) should do 150 minutes every week

Read more about physical activity recommendations ?

 

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