Being a Walk Leader


Healthy Walkers have enjoyed walking and talking on free walks for the last 9 years.

These walks offer a wonderful opportunity to meet people and see the local area from a different perspective.

Although the aim is to get a little fitter and to enjoy better general health, the walks offer a chance to catch up regularly with friends made on the walks.

Everyone agrees that it’s the social side they enjoy the most.

The 43 volunteer Walk Leaders are out in all weathers and dedicated to organising friendly and interesting walks.

Healthy Walks in the New Forest are enjoyed by 385 people and Volunteer Walk Leaders would welcome help to lead walks and offer varied routes.

Walking is proven to improve health and happiness so why not enquire about becoming a Volunteer Walk Leader under this nationally supported scheme in Lymington, Barton on Sea, New Milton (2 walks), Waterside, Lyndhurst and Fordingbridge (2 walks).

A full day’s training is provided free of charge, focusing on the practicalities of leading a Healthy Walk, route planning and the benefits of walking.

There is also ongoing support after training.

Contact Jan Barratt on 01425 482 773 / 07788 558 864 or email to find out more about this role.

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