The ‘Walking for Health Initiative’ is part of a move to improve the Nations health by walking.

There are many such groups in Nottinghamshire, with trained and insured leaders,
who take parties out for a gentle 2-6 mile stroll in their local area.

Details for many of these groups are listed here and you can contact the leaders for further information.
On your first walk please arrive early to complete a registration/health form.
Dogs on leads and children are normally allowed, but check – NO dogs at Rushcliffe Move and Mingle.
Bring any medication and inform the leader if in any difficulty during the walk

See website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

The Cambridge research is quite an eye-opener.

Even more is the research made public at the end of 2016 that about 80% of adults in the 40 to 60 age bracket don’t look after themselves by taking sufficient exercise.
Lack of exercise is worse for you than obesity, it is believed now

Some walkers with the Mansfield ‘On Your Doorstep’ health group have improved so much they are joining the regular Ramblers!

These Health Walks are an ideal introduction to group walking if you have never tried it before. Local walks at an easy pace, trained leaders and an amiable group
around you – it becomes a comfortable, friendly way of recovering or improving your health.

Research shows that you can reduce your risk of contracting any one of about 35 serious diseases too.

Think about it. It’s got to be worth it to you!

To see a short video about the sheer enjoyment and value of health walking, click on this link to the Ramblers web-site


Please read this carefully

  • Before leaving home, be sure you are fit enough and equipped sufficiently to undertake your walk.If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short easy walk first—it’s much better to find a walk a little too slow than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
  • Most of our walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for both walk and weather (you can check our web-site for the day’s weather).


Worksop Step2it Dukeries

This group offers free Health/Leisure Walks, starting from Kilton Forest Golf Club.

Bircotes Smiley Milers

A volunteer walking group offering free health/leisure walks, starting from Harworth & Bircotes Sports & Social Club on Scrooby Road every Wednesday at 10.00 am.

Rushcliffe ‘Move and Mingle’ Health Walks

Walks along the River Trent, Holme Pierrepont, Rushcliffe Country Park and Cotgrave Country Park.