Training

You could  be a walk leader if this is you:

  • Have a great enthusiasm for walking and Walking for Health’s vision of everyone having access to a short, free and friendly walk
  • Have a couple of hours spare per month or maybe more.
  • Are prepared to lead health walks in line with best practise procedures (covered in walk leader training)
  • Are happy to stay in touch with your local scheme for updates / refreshers when required
  • Are open minded, willing to support a diverse range of people  to become more active through walking.
  • Are over 18, in line with our safeguarding policy

Now we have restarted our walks it is clear that we need new walk leaders.
We are in particular need of leaders to start new entry level walks, these are walks which are no longer than 30 minutes. All  our existing walks would welcome new input too.

The next  training will be in 2 parts with the first via Zoom on Thursday 15th October. This will be followed by a demo walk at a date to be arranged.

If you would like to train to join us as a walk leader or require extra information  please email [email protected]

The initial training is all on one day or half-day, then you would take part in a special demo walk then shadow an existing leader before leading your first walk. There will be an experienced leader in attendance on your first walk, so you will be  well supported.

The video used as part of the training, 23 1/2 hours, is fun and is recommended for everyone, walkers, would-be walkers and walk leaders.