Walking

Our Walking sessions are lead by qualified Walking leader Ben Kelly, these sessions form part of our Health and Wellbeing sessions and are FREE to attend, this is thanks to our funding partners the National Lottery Community Fund and Greater Manchester Walking.

How far do you walk?

We walk for time, not distance – either for a maximum of 30 or 60 minutes (unless otherwise advertised).

What terrain do you walk on?

We only walk on pavements or tarmac, unless otherwise advertised we do not go up steep hills, over fields – these are very gentle walks.

I’m worried I’ll be to slow for everyone else.

These are very gentle, slow-paced walks.  The walk leader will typically situate themselves in a position appropriate for the group – no-one gets left behind.  If someone wants to walk at a slightly quicker pace then the walk leader would tell them to reach a certain point and either wait or turn-around and walk to the back, this is called ‘mustering’, it means everyone can walk at their own pace, the group stays together and from the leader’s point of view it maintains a good level of safety for the group.

Do you walk in bad weather?

Yes, unless notified beforehand we would only typically cancel a walk if the leader deemed it unsafe to walk outside (e.g. icy conditions, snow).

I’ve got more questions.

Contact Ben our Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator on 07783 796 003 or email wellbeing@blackrodsacc.org.uk.