Walks for health
To help you to stay active during this difficult time, here are some links to local walks.
Favourite walking spot busy? Explore walks on your doorstep and discover Redditch on foot!
- History walks around Redditch
- Circular walking trails at Arrow Valley Country Park
- John Harris's local walks
- Redditch Ramblers routes
There are also some great ideas to keep active and creative at home.
All our regular walks for health
Here is information on all our regular walks for health.
Following on from the recent government advice all group walks are suspended until further notice.
Monday health walks
Monday health walks are suspended until further notice due to current government guidelines. We are not taking new members at present due to a shortage of walk leaders.
These are fun walks around the borough led by trained volunteer walk leaders, and you can become a volunteer walk leader yourself.
- Fun! Explore your area, get out into the fresh air, meet new people.
- Healthy! Regular brisk walking can help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve blood cholesterol levels and help control diabetes.
- Keeps you fit! Walking is an ideal form of exercise. Regular walking helps keep bones and joints healthy. A brisk walk can help you lose weight.
Arrow Valley Health Walks
Arrow Valley Health Walks are suspended until further notice due to current government guidelines.
These were a variety of health walks held at 11am every Monday and Thursday (excluding some bank holidays) from Arrow Valley Countryside Centre.
Tending to last 30 minutes to 1 hour, our walks had a volunteer as walk leader, another as a middle marker, and another as the back marker to help if anyone has a problem. Many leaders are first aid trained.
Mondays are for all abilities and you choose your own pace. The walks were on made-up surfaces, and when the ground was dry included grassy meadows and a few steps unless we have walkers with pushchairs or wheelchairs – please tell us in advance. The walks take up to an hour and are usually between 2 and 3 miles with shorter routes optional.
Thursdays are longer, brisker and could involve walking on uneven ground and through fields.
New walkers will need to fill in a form on arrival, so aim to be here 15 minutes early for your first time.
You can lead this walk, or be a middle or back marker. If you want to help volunteer there are training events at regular points throughout the year - please contact our Events team about being a walk leader.
Abbey Track Walk
Suspended until further notice. These were at the Abbey Stadium, Wednesdays at 11am, led by a trained volunteer walk leader.
Webheath Wanderers health walks
These are no longer part of the Walking For Health Scheme. It is now an informal group of walkers, not a led walk, and we provide this information for your reference only.
For more information contact Anne Coombs on 01527 546017. During Coronavirus some members may still turn out, subject to current government guidelines. Walks are every Tuesday at 10.30am from Webheath Village Hall on Heathfield Road (B97 5SQ). They last about an hour mostly on flat surfaces without stiles using a mixture of urban and country paths, with some inclines. The group often visits local pubs afterwards.
Our thanks to
Thanks to all our Walks for Health volunteer walk leaders, who make these walks possible.
Thanks too to The Independence Trust, who we are working with to bring these free, safe and friendly walks to your community. If you would like to find out more about local walks in and around Redditch, visit the Walking for Health website.
Ask us about Walks for Health