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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 group

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 


Rainford - Meet at the car park across from the Village Hall WA11 8HB

Sunday 24th October 2pm -3.30pm  
Sunday 21st November 2pm -3.30pm
Sunday 12th December 2pm -3.30pm


Victoria Park Stroll - Meet at Car Park near Mansion house Victoria  Park WA10 2UE. 

Thursday 7th Ocotber 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 14th Ocotber  12:30pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 21st Ocotber  12:30pm - 1:00pm
Thursday  28th Ocotber  12:30pm - 1:00pm

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Wargrave Walk - Meet outside Newton community centre WA12 8EX.

Friday 1st October   10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 8th October   10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 15th October   10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 22nd October   10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 29th October   10:00am - 11:30am

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Taylor park - Meet by the Outdoor Gym near to the Boat House                                   

Friday 1st October   4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 8th October 4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 15th October 4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 22nd October 4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 29th October   4pm - 4:30pm

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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.

Walking in St Helens