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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 

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


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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.

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St Helens Library Monthly Walk - Meet at St Helens Library World of Glass WA10 1BX

Tuesday  3rd May 10:30am - 11:00am

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Walking in St Helens