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Walking in St Helens

We deliver free Health Walks across the borough in partnership with Ramblers Wellbeing Walks. Our walks provide a variety of routes to suit all ages and abilities. Under 18’s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. All Wellbeing Walks range from 30 to 90 minutes.  

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

  • All Wellbeing Walks are free of charge.
  • It is important that you wear suitable clothing and footwear on all of our walks.
  • You are advised to bring a bottle of water as refreshment is not provided.
  • Anyone under the age of 18yrs needs to be accompanied by an adult.
  • All walks are dog friendly unless stated. Dogs must be kept on non-extendable leads at all times throughout the walk.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the walk for registration.
  • If the walk leader has not arrived 10 minutes after the walk start time, due to unforeseen circumstances the walk will be          cancelled. When possible, we will update on social media as soon as we know of any changes or cancellations.

If you have used our Getting Active Walks Programme recently you can tell us about it here: Click Here

Our Walks

Carr Mill Walk - Starting point is Outside Park Farm Community Centre, Kentmere Avenue, Carr Mill,  St Helens WA11 7PG.   

parkingPet friendly 10:30am - 11:45am
Monday 20th May  Monday 8th July
Monday 27th May Bank Holiday Monday 15th July
Monday 3rd June  Monday 22nd July
Monday 10th June  Monday 29th July 
Monday 17th June  Monday 5th August 
Monday 24th June  Monday 12th August 
Monday  1st July Monday 19th August 

Pet friendly

Four Acre Walk - Meet at Chester Lane Car Park WA9 4DE

disable parking badgeparkingPet friendlydisable parking badge1pm - 2pm
Monday 20th May  Monday 8th July
Monday 27th May Bank Holiday Monday 15th July
Monday 3rd June  Monday 22nd July
Monday 10th June  Monday 29th July 
Monday 17th June  Monday 5th August 
Monday 24th June  Monday 12th August 
Monday  1st July Monday 19th August 

 

NEW  Sutton Walk – Meet outside The Old Chapel Café, Lancotts Lane, WA9 3EX

Pram friendlydisable parking badgePet friendly09:30 – 10:15
Tuesday  7th May Tuesday 18th June
Tuesday 14th May  Tuesday 25th June
Tuesday 21st May   Tuesday 2nd July 
Tuesday 28th May Tuesday  9th July
Tuesday 4th June Tuesday 16th July
Tuesday 11th June  Tuesday 23rd July

 

Havannah Walk - Meet Havannah Lane WA9 2JU

Pram friendlydisable parking badgeparkingPet friendly 10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday  7th May Tuesday 18th June
Tuesday 14th May  Tuesday 25th June
Tuesday 21st May   Tuesday 2nd July 
Tuesday 28th May Tuesday  9th July
Tuesday 4th June  Tuesday 16th July
Tuesday 11th June  Tuesday 23rd July

 

Crownway Walk - Meet at Crownway Community Centre, Crown Street, WA12 9DA

Pram friendlydisable parking badgePet friendly 10:00am - 11:30am  
Wednesday 15th May Wednesday  3rd July 
Wednesday 22nd May Wednesday  10th July 
Wednesday 29th May Wednesday  17th July  
Wednesday 5th June Wednesday  24th  July  
Wednesday 12th June Wednesday  31st July  
Wednesday 19th June Wednesday   7th August 
Wednesday  26th June - Cancelled Wednesday  14th August 

 

NEW Sherdley Park Walk – Meet at the car park off Elton Head Road WA9 5DE

disable parking badgePet friendlyPram friendly11:00 – 12:00
Wednesday 15th May Wednesday  3rd July 
Wednesday 22nd May Wednesday  10th July 
Wednesday 29th May Wednesday  17th July  
Wednesday 5th June Wednesday  24th  July  
Wednesday 12th June Wednesday  31st July  
Wednesday 19th June Wednesday   7th August 
Wednesday  26th June - Cancelled Wednesday  14th August 

 

Sankey Valley Walk - Car Park Behind Ship Inn, 225 Blackbrook Road Haydock, WA11 0AB

parkingPram friendlyPet friendly1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday 15th May Wednesday  3rd July 
Wednesday 22nd May Wednesday  10th July 
Wednesday 29th May Wednesday  17th July  
Wednesday 5th June Wednesday  24th  July  
Wednesday 12th June Wednesday  31st July  
Wednesday 19th June Wednesday    7th August 
Wednesday  26th June - Cancelled Wednesday  14th August 

 

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

Pram friendlydisable parking badgeparkingPet friendly12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 16th May  Thursday  27th  June
Thursday 23rd May  Thursday   4th July
Thursday 30th May  Thursday  11th  July
Thursday  6th June Thursday  18th  July
Thursday  13th June Thursday  25th  July
Thursday  20th  June Thursday  1st August 

 

Wargrave Hub - Meet outside Wargrave Community Hub 143 Alder Street WA12 8HR

Pram friendlydisable parking badgeparkingPet friendly9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday 16th May  Thursday  27th  June
Thursday 23rd May  Thursday   4th July
Thursday 30th May  Thursday  11th  July
Thursday  6th June Thursday  18th  July
Thursday  13th June Thursday  25th  July
Thursday  20th  June Thursday  1st August 

 

Wargrave Walk - Meet outside Newton Community Centre WA12 8EX

Pram friendlydisable parking badgeparkingPet friendly10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 3rd May Friday 14th June 
Friday 10th May Friday 21st June 
Friday 17th May Friday 28th June 
Friday 24th May Friday 5th July 
Friday 31st May Friday 12th July
Friday 7th June Friday 19th July

 

Taylor Park - Use Grosvenor Road Entrance WA10 3HX.  Meet by the Boathouse.

Pram friendlydisable parking badgeparkingPet friendly 4pm - 4:30pm                           
Friday 17th May Friday 28th June 
Friday 24th May Friday 5th July 
Friday 31st May Friday 12th July
Friday 7th June Friday 19th July
Friday 14th June  Friday 26th July
Friday 21st June  Friday 2nd August

 

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

parking2pm-3.30pm
Sunday 19th May 
Sunday 9th June

If you enjoy the walks and would like to become a walk leader please have a look at our volunteer section.

Please note, the times and venues of the walking groups may change due to availability of walking leaders.
Walking in St Helens