If you are looking for a way to improve your fitness, get outside, and meet new people, why not join a Wellbeing Walk?
Wellbeing Walks is a scheme run jointly by Portsmouth City Council and The Ramblers Association, offering free led walks in Portsmouth.
Whether you used to enjoy walking but have lost your fitness, or you want to get started on improving your fitness, everyone is in it together. Group members walk for their own reasons, whether to ward off illness, manage health conditions, or boost their wellbeing. It’s a great way to explore your local area and meet new people – you can talk while you walk.
All walks are led by an experienced Walk Leader, who will make you feel welcome to the walks and explain the route that the group are taking.
Pete joined a wellbeing walk after being recently discharged from hospital with a liver condition. He wanted to re-build his confidence and meet more people in the community.
Pete completed his first walk halfway on his scooter and found it difficult but was motivated to keep trying. He continued to attend every Monday, and gradually began using crutches. Pete’s confidence built up every week, until he didn’t need his crutches to walk, and now walks completely unaided.
A list of the Portsmouth walking routes is available on the Ramblers website. This list is updated weekly, and you can find contact details for the walks on the website.
If you would like to know more about the walks, please contact Charlie on 023 9284 1762 or Charlie.firstname.lastname@example.org.