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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

  • 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 
  • If the weather is bad, we may need to cancel. Please check by calling 01744 371111. We will also let you know about any cancellations via our Facebook page and website.

Our Walks

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

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Monday  4th  December  10:30am - 11:45am
Monday 11th December  10:30am - 11:45am
Monday 18th December  10:30am - 11:45am
Monday 25th December  Closed Due to Holidays 
Monday  1st  January   Closed Due to Holidays 
Monday  8th January   10:30am - 11:45am
Monday 15th January   10:30am - 11:45am
Monday 22nd January   10:30am - 11:45am
Monday 29th January   10:30am - 11:45am

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

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Monday   4th December  1pm - 2pm
Monday 11th December  1pm - 2pm
Monday 18th December  1pm - 2pm
Monday 25th December  Closed Due to Bank Holidays 
Monday   1st January   Closed Due to Bank Holidays 
Monday  8th January   1pm - 2pm
Monday 15th January   1pm - 2pm
Monday 22nd January   1pm - 2pm
Monday 29th January   1pm - 2pm


Parr Walk Meet Havannah Lane WA9 2JU

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Tuesday  5th  December  11:00am -12:00 noon 
Tuesday 12th December  11:00am - 12:00noon 
Tuesday 19th December  11:00am - 12:00noon 
Tuesday 26th December  Closed Due to  Bank Holidays 
Tuesday  2nd January         10:00am - 11:00am  NEW TIMES 
Tuesday  9th  January    10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday 16th January      10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday  23rd  January    10:00am - 11:00am 
Tuesday 30th January   10:00am - 11:00am


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

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Wednesday  6th  December  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday 13th December  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday 20th December  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday 27th December  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday  3rd  January  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday  10th January  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday  17th January  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday  24th January  10:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday  31st January  10:00am - 11:30am


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

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Wednesday 29th November  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday  6th  December  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday 13th December  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday 20th December  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday 27th December  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday  3rd  January  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday  10th January  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday  17th January  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday  24th January  1:30pm - 3pm
Wednesday  31st January  1:30pm - 3pm

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

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Thursday 30th  November  12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday  7th  December  12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 14th December  12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 21st December  12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 28th December  12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday   4th  January     12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 11th  January      12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 18th January      12:15pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 25th January  12:15pm - 1:00pm


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

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Thursday 30th November       9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday  7th  December   9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday 14th December  9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday 21st December  9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday 28th December  9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday   4th  January     9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday 11th  January       9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday 18th January      9:45am - 10:45am
Thursday 25th January  9:45am - 10:45am


Wargrave Walk - Meet outside Newton Community Centre WA12 8EX

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Friday  1st December  10:00am - 11:30am
Friday  8th  December  10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 15th December  10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 22nd December  10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 29th December  10:00am - 11:30am
Friday  5th  January  10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 12th January  10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 19th January            10:00am - 11:30am
Friday 26th January  10:00am - 11:30am


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

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Friday  1st  December  4pm - 4:30pm
Friday  8th  December  4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 15th December  4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 22nd December  4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 29th December  4pm - 4:30pm
Friday  5th  January  4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 12th January  4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 19th January            4pm - 4:30pm
Friday 26th January  4pm - 4:30pm


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


Sunday 17th December 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 of walking leaders.
Walking in St Helens