The national Walking for Health programme aims to encourage people to walk more by joining regular short group walks, led by trained volunteer leaders. It is a gentle and sociable introduction to walking, where people can enjoy local green spaces, take some gentle exercise and meet new people.
York Health Walks offer a series of group walks from several across the city. You can download the latest timetable from the bottom right of this page.
Beginner health walks start at around 30 minutes at a gentle pace and are ideal for those just starting out or wanting to build up their fitness. Longer walks and those at a faster pace are also available for those who wish to progress or who would like a more challenging walk. Regular Away Day walks provide the opportunity to visit other local beauty spots and enjoy longer walks as part of a day out.
Walks are suitable for all ages and abilities, and everyone is welcome to come along.
You don't have to book, just turn up on the day and introduce yourself to the walk leader.
Please wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes and bring a drink with you. Dogs should be kept on a lead. Toilets are available on most routes or at the meeting point.