Walkers For Health

Walking has been described as the perfect exercise; it can help everyone to live a happier, healthy life. Walking with others also gives you the opportunity to get out and socialise.

Our meeting place in the community garden orchard.

Walking for health was the idea of a doctor as an alternative to pills to help with some of the ailments he came across in his practice- overweight, loneliness, exercising alone. His idea was to have volunteers lead free, easy walks for groups of people of all ages. Wolverhampton took up the idea in 2000 with four walks: Penn; Bilston; Heath Town and Wednesfield. This led to many more including Boundary Way in 2003. We would meet up of a Friday afternoon, walk around Merry Hill then return to the allotment hut for a hot drink and a chat.

After a few years we began losing numbers. People were going away for weekend breaks and wanting to get away before the Friday rush. Also, it was a rush for the people doing the school run. So, we decided to meet on Friday mornings instead and we have been meeting at 10.30am ever since. All ages are welcome. The walks last about thirty minutes.

Why not join us

Fridays 10.30am Boundary Allotments and Community Garden

Carol Nicholls

If you would like to find a walking group nearer to where you live, click on the link for more information.

Walking for Health England