Steps to Health Community Group Programme
Steps to Health is a programme designed to increase the number of people walking. It has a particular focus on active lifestyles for both those who already enjoy short walks and those looking to become more active.
Our Community and Targeted Group short health walks are free to attend at venues citywide.
Steps to Health Community Programme
The Community Walking Programme is free, open to all and is available at various venues across the city. These are short health walks of up to one hour led by Paths for All https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/ qualified Walk Leaders. These walks include the waterfront, local areas, parks and green spaces. Everyone is friendly, welcoming and walks are suitable for everyone, you walk at a pace that suits you.
Please contact Averil Anderson, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator – Steps to Health for more information or just come along and see us at a walk.
|(A short to medium distance walk at your own pace. Our local walks are sociable and provide a friendly and supportive environment for all who attend as well as encouraging physical activity. Family, friends and carers are also welcome)|
(open to all)
|Charleston Community Centre||10.30am|
|(We walk for 45 – 1 hour around the local area and then go back to the community café for a cup of tea/coffee afterwards)|
(for those living with or affected by cancer)
|Maggie's Centre, Ninewells||11.00am|
(for adults with an ASN/Disability)
|Glass Pavilion, Baxter Park||11.00am|
|Wednesday||Olympia Leisure Centre||9.45am|
|(A short to medium health walk lasting around an hour, leaving from Olympia Leisure Centre (meet outside the entrance facing the garage at 9.30am) 9.45am every Wednesday. We try to walk in all weathers, so please dress appropriately for the season. We walk around the City Quay area, exploring the waterfront and walkers can choose from either a slower, shorter walk or attempt a longer, faster walk if they wish. The walk is supported by trained Walk leaders and returns to Central Library for a free coffee or tea.)|
|Wednesday||Douglas Sports Centre||1.00pm|
|(A short health walk lasting around an hour, leaving from Douglas Sports Centre at 1pm (meet at 12.45pm in the car park). We take in some of the green space around the Dawson Park area and explore the surroundings, as well as Duntrune Demonstration Garden. Participants have the option to join a slower, shorter walk or a faster, longer walk, depending on ability. Trained Walk Leaders support the walk, which returns back to the Sports Centre for a free cuppa and a blether.)|
|Thursday||Community Garden, Dawson Park||10.00am|
|(A short to medium distance walk at your own pace around the park. Our local walks are sociable and provide a friendly and supportive environment for all who attend as well as encouraging physical activity. Family, friends and carers are also welcome)|
(for adults with an ASN/Disability)
|St Mary's Place Entrance, Dudhope Park||1.00pm|
Steps to Health Targeted Group Programme
The targeted group programme works in partnership with other organisations to support the development and delivery of health walks for adults with long term health conditions, whose health will benefit from regular walking.
Working together with partners, a walk programme is developed which is designed to meet the particular needs of the group. This includes support with the practical delivery of walks and training for staff and volunteers to support the groups walking programme.
Where appropriate, participants from target groups can be sign posted into the Steps to Health Community Walk Programme.
If you work with a group of adults with long term health conditions and are interested in developing a health walk programme for your group, or work with an individual that you think would benefit from joining a health walk please contact the Steps to Health, Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator to discuss this further.