MyJourney Southampton Health Walks

About Us

MyJourney is an initiative aimed at making it easier to get around Southampton and to help people get, and keep, active. Weekly Health Walks are some of a number of activities provided as part of the MyJourney programme.

Our Walks

The walks are fun, free and friendly, and walkers are invited to join for a cuppa and a chat after the walk. A great way to get active, socialise and meet new people!  You can attend any or all of the following walks:

Mondays at 10am from the Hawthorns Centre on the Common - a walk that lasts just under an hour. We stay on the pavements and it’s almost completely off road. Many walkers stay afterwards for a social tea or coffee and a chat at the Hawthorns café. New people should arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session to meet the walk leader and register. (Moderate one hour 'Keep Fit' walk)

Mondays at 10.30am from Central Library in the Civic Building. Come and enjoy a gentle walk in good company around the Parks around the City Centre.  Join us for refreshments and a chat in the library afterwards. New people should arrive 10 minutes before the start to register. (Gentle pace 45 minute 'Walk and Talk')

Tuesdays at 10.30am from the Shirley Health Centre - a mixed pace walk of about 30 minutes on the pavement on quiet roads. There are some kerbs and roads to cross. It is a great walk for people just beginning to walk to improve their health. Many walkers stay afterwards for a social tea or coffee in the medical centre. New people should arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session to meet the walk leader and register. (Mixed pace 30 minute 'Get Fit' walk)

Tuesdays at 2pm - stress buster walk from the Hawthorns Centre on the Common - a walk that lasts just under an hour. We walk mostly off-road and return to the Hawthorns café so that people can stay for a social time, afterwards, if they wish. New people should arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session to meet the walk leader and register. (Brisk one hour 'Keep Fit' walk)

Thursdays at 10.30am from the Hawthorns Centre on the Common - a walk that lasts just under an hour. We stay on the pavements and it’s completely off road apart from the Cowherds car park and Cemetery Road. Many walkers stay afterwards for a social tea or coffee and a chat at the Hawthorns café. New people should arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session to meet the walk leader and register. (Moderate one hour 'Keep Fit' walk)

Thursdays at 11am from the Weston Lane Healthy Living Centre - a walk that lasts about 50 minutes, including a 5 minute break at the seats on Weston Shore to admire the view. Going at a gentle pace (or slightly faster), this walk is designed for people just beginning to use walking as a way to improve their health. We'll stay on pavements and paths, and can adjust the route to suit the participants. We'll have a tea or coffee back at the community room at the Weston Lane surgery. New people should arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session to meet the leader and register. (Mixed pace 50 minute 'Get Fit' walk)

Sundays at 2pm from the Hawthorns Centre on the Common - a good walk in good company that lasts just under an hour. We walk mostly off-road and return to the Hawthorns café so that people can stay around for a chat afterwards, if they wish. New people should arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session to meet the walk leader and register. (Fairly brisk one hour ‘Social’ walk)

Please see the MyJourney Southampton website www.myjourneysouthampton.com for more information about walking and to download the current walk programme.

We couldn’t do our walks without the support of our volunteers. If you’d like to be a walk leader, contact us at activetravel@myjourneysouthampton.com or on 02380 834 219 for more information on how you could help lead or support regular walks — we ask for at least one session a month.  We provide free training to people who would like to help out with the walks, help plan walks, and provide paperwork and other help. We can also offer support for workplaces or community groups who would like to organise walks for their organisation, whether it's a lunchtime de-stress walk, a buggy walk from the school gate, or a family walk with a residents association.

Contacts

Helen Fisher
0118 958 1712
helen.fisher@sustrans.org.uk
  

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