Frequently Asked Questions and Useful Links
- Cotswold Canals Partnership
- Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Gloucestershire Rural Community Council
- South Cotswold Ramblers
- Stroud District Council Website
- Stroud District Tourism Website
- Stroud Valleys Project
- Stroud Volunteer Centre
- Vale Vision
- Little Cotswolds Walks by RR Gordon
- British Heart Foundation
- Cotswold Way - National Trail
- National Trust
- Safe Sport
- Walkers are Welcome
- Walking in England
- Walking Pages
- Walking for Health Initiative
- Walk to School
What is a health walk?
The WHI defines a health walk as "a purposeful, brisk walk undertaken on a regular basis".
It can include any walk which is specifically designed and carried out for the purpose of improving an individual's health.
With regard to cardiovascular health, the walk should be purposeful and 'brisk'. In other words, more than just a stroll. Moreover, it is a structured or semi-structured activity which is carried out on a regular basis as part of an individual's exercise regime.
Can anyone take part in a health walk?
Anyone can take part in the walks, however we do ask that each person fills in a quick confidential health questionnaire that will ensure you are able enough to take part.
How much do they cost?
Most of the walks are free, however, some walks will charge a small amount to cover administration and refreshments.
How can I find out if a walk takes place near to where I live?
Click on the Walks Near You button or use the link provided here to find out what types of walks take place near you. You can search for walks by location, day of walk, duration and terrain!
I am interested in organising a walk with a group of friends. How can I go about doing this?
If you are interested in organising walks, please contact us. Stroud District Council can provide training and advice in setting up or helping you promote your existing walks within your community.
How do I become a walk leader?
Walk leader training courses take place around twice a year. To find out when the next course is please click on the Become a Walk Leader button in the main navigation panel or use the link provided here.
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