York Health Walks


Our York Health Walks scheme provides 15 free group walks of different lengths from 12 different locations within the city of York boundary. Please choose a walk which is suitable for your ability and fitness level. We recommend that you always check with your GP before increasing your activity levels.

Our York Health Walks brochure containing a timetable of our led walks is available free of charge. A new edition is published every three months i.e. in January, April, July and October. The most current brochure can be downloaded here: https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/download/1127/york_health_walks

Which walk is right for me? It is recommended that if you are new to or are getting back into walking that you start gently with a short walk of up to 30 minutes duration. Then you can gradually build up your fitness at a pace that suits you. Medium length walks are up to 60 minutes in length and longer walks of up to 90 minutes are available too. The heart symbols on the timetable in our walk leaflet are a quick guide to the length of our walks. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Our shorter walks have wheelchair and pushchair friendly route options.

How do I take part? Simply turn up on the day - no need to book. All walkers are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the walk start time to introduce themselves to their Volunteer Walk Leader and complete the registration process. If you bring your dog on a walk please ensure you keep it on a lead and be considerate of the needs of other walkers. Toilets are available at all meeting points except Holtby Church and are also available on most routes. You may want to bring a drink or some money to buy one. Walkers often meet together after walks for refreshments at a local cafe or similar meeting place. Please wear clothes and footwear suited to the weather conditions on the day.


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