The Countryside Code

In response to the challenges of increased usage of the rights of way networks and countryside sites, Natural England are promoting a new Covid-19 based countryside code as part of a wider campaign that can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code. You can also see the code by clicking here.

Join our Walking for Health groups.

Walking in a group is a great way to start walking and stay motivated. You’ll meet new friends, have fun and discover new places to walk in your local area. All walks are led by trained volunteer walk leaders.

Why walk? Walking can:-

Make you feel good.
Give you more energy.
Reduce stress and help you feel better. Keep your heart healthy.
Reduce blood pressure.
Help you manage your weight.
Help you socialise.

The Walks programme with Vale Vision offers 3 grades of walks:-

 

These walks are held Thursdays starting at 2.00 pm. We meet at the benches by Bennett Jones, Parsonage Street, Dursley GL11 4BW. These walks are Health Walks at a gentle pace and are of 1 hour duration. Please wear comfortable shoes if you are coming on these walks.

These walks are classed as “building distance walks” for those who can manage stiles, grassy or woodland tracks, uphills and downhills and for longer periods of up to 1.5 hours. These walks have a different start point each week; please see the programme page for full details of start point. Walking boots are recommended if you are coming on these walks.

These walks are up to 2 hours duration. Walks normally include some uphill or downhill stretches, stiles and grassy woodland paths. Walking boots are recommended if you are coming on these walks. These walks are led by members of the Vale Vision Walking for Health team but are not part of the Walking for Health programme. We meet at the benches by Bennett Jones, Parsonage Street, Dursley GL11 4BW.

Registration for health walks has now transferred to Strolling in Stroud District (part of Community Services, Stroud District Council), the walk leaders will advise you regarding this on your next walk from July onwards.  The registration is a one-off.

Our programme for July and August 2022 is shown below.

walk schedule July and August 22

For information on parking for our walks please click here.

 

 

Thursday Health Walkers near Kingshill House, Dursley
Bluebells at Cam Peak
View of Dursley
Wednesday Health Walkers
Wednesday Health Walkers
Friday Vale Vision Walkers