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Health walks

Regular short guided health walks take place every week throughout Dorset to help keep you fit and healthy. These free walks offer a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people.

What are health walks?

Health walks are short walks designed to help improve both physical and mental health. The walks are relatively short distance and take place in the local community so you can easily fit walking into you daily routine.

Health benefits

In the UK, over 70% of us aren't having enough exercise to keep ourselves healthy. Just half an hour of moderate intensity exercise per day, five days a week, is enough to feel the difference. Walking is an ideal form of exercise to help you achieve this goal; it's cheap and easy and almost anyone can do it. Regular brisk walking has many positive benefits:

  • reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and many other conditions

  • improves your mood and boosts energy levels

  • helps with weight control

  • reduces stress

  • provides an opportunity to enjoy the countryside

  • improves the strength and flexibility of bones and muscles

  • Kimmeridge walk Health Walks in Christchurch and East Dorset

    Free guided walks which run every week throughout the district. Led by volunteer health walk leaders, these walks offer a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people.

  • Walking group in Purbeck Health walks in Purbeck

    Health walks are a great way to get some exercise and meet new people. Find local organised health walks that take place weekly in Purbeck to best suit you.

  • Guided walk at Came Health walks in West Dorset

    Short walks around Dorchester and Bridport take place every week. These volunteer led walks usually take around 30 minutes and are on fairly level ground. The walks are at a pace to suit everyone.

  • North Dorset health walks Health walks in North Dorset

    Free, friendly group walks every week in North Dorset for those wishing to stay active and enjoy short walks of up to an hour led by trained volunteer walk leaders

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