Walking in St Helens
Why is walking good for your health?
Walking Boosts Vitamin D
We all need to go outside more. Lots of people are Vitamin D deficient, affecting things like your bone health and your immune system. Walking is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoor whilst getting your Vitamin D fix especially in Spring and Summer!
Walking gives you energy
A brisk walk boosts circulation and increases the oxygen supply to every cell in your body, it helps to make you feel refreshed, alert and awake. Try walking on your lunch break.
Walking can help lower your blood pressure
A brisk walking routine can help lower your blood pressure. If you cant find a full 30 minutes to walk, spread it out throughout your day 10 minutes here and there will add up if you stick with it.
Walking makes you happy
Exercise boosts your mood, studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, reducing stress and anxiety. This is a positive for your mental health!
For all walks
- Please arrive 10 mins before the start time to register.
- Remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear
- You are advised to bring a bottle of water as refreshment is not provided
Possible cancelation due to weather
If walks are unable to go ahead due to severe weather conditions, we will let people know via Facebook or here on the Web site or call us on 01744 371111
Mental Health Awareness Week Walk Meet at Allotments Main Ave WA10 3QA over Railway Bridge
Tuesday 10th May
College Walk - Meet at St Helens Wellbeing Office Entrance Door Water Street WA10 1PP
|Monday 9th May||10:15am-10:45am|
|Monday 16th May||10:15am-10:45am|
|Monday 23rd May||10:15am-10:45am|
Monday 30th May
St Benedict’s Wood - Meet at Allotments Main Ave St Helens WA10 3QA.
|Tuesday 3rd May||10:00am-10:45 am|
|Tuesday 17th May||10:00am-10:45 am|
|Tuesday 31st May||10:00am-10:45 am|
There is limited parking space in front of the allotment.
St Helens Library Monthly Walk - Meet at St Helens Library World of Glass WA10 1BX
|Tuesday 3rd May||10:30am - 11:00am|
Crownway Walk - Meet at Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, WA12 9DA
|Wednesday 4th May||10:00am -11:00am|
|Wednesday 11th May||10:00am -11:00am|
|Wednesday 18th May||10:00am -11:00am|
|Wednesday 25th May||10:00am -11:00am|
Victoria Park Stroll - Meet at Car Park near Mansion house Victoria Park WA10 2UE.
|Thursday 5th May||12:30pm - 1:00pm|
|Thursday 12th May||12:30pm - 1:00pm|
|Thursday 19th May||12:30pm - 1:00pm|
|Thursday 26th May||12:30pm - 1:00pm|
Wargrave Hub - Meet at Wargrave Community Hub 143 Alder Street WA12 8HR
|Thursday 5th May||13:30pm -14:30pm|
|Thursday 12th May||13:30pm - 14:30pm|
|Thursday 19th May||13:30pm - 14:30pm|
|Thursday 26th May||13:30pm - 14:30pm|
Wargrave Walk - Meet outside Newton community centre WA12 8EX
|Friday 6th May||10:00am - 11:30am|
|Friday 13th May||10:00am - 11:30am|
|Friday 20th May||10:00am - 11:30am|
|Friday 27th May||10:00am - 11:30am|
Taylor Park - Meet by the Boat House
|Friday 6th May||4pm - 4:30pm|
|Friday 13th May||4pm - 4:30pm|
|Friday 20th May||4pm - 4:30pm|
|Friday 27th May||4pm - 4:30pm|
Rainford Monthly Walk- Meet at the car park across from the Village Hall WA11 8HB
|Sunday 15th May||2pm -3.30pm|
If you enjoy the walks and would like to become a walk leader please have a look at our volunteer section.
If you have used our Getting Active Walks Programme recently you can tell us about it here: Click Here
Please note, the times and venues of the walking groups may change due to availability etc of walking leaders.
Please remember to follow social distancing at all times.
St Helens Wellbeing Team are proud to be an accredited Walking for Health scheme. We provide FREE walks throughout the Borough that are suitable for people who have not walked much before, are looking to be more active or are returning from injury or illness. The health walks usually last between 30 minutes and 90 minutes.