Health Walks

Our fortnightly health walks are part of the West Northumberland Walking for Health Scheme.  Walking can help and / or prevent conditions such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and arthritis.  Regular walks can also help combat depression and loneliness. As well as being a great way to exercise, the walks are an excellent way of meeting others.  After the walk all are welcome to join us in the RTC lounge for a cup of tea or coffee.

Walks are free and led by trained volunteers.  Please wear appropriate outdoor clothes and supportive shoes or boots.  It is a good idea to carry some water with you.  Dogs are not allowed on the walks (except assistance dogs).  Please understand that you undertake the walk at your own risk.

We always meet at the RTC at 10am – for some walks we then share transport to other locations – these are marked *.

The next walks for 2020 are:

  • 7 January – Otterburn Hall (grade 1)
  • 14 January – Bellingham Riverside (grade 2) *
  • 4 February – Holystone Lady’s Well (grade 2/3) *
  • 18 February – Hopefoot (grade 1)

The full programme of walks for January to June 2020 will be published shortly.

  • Grade 1 walks – fairly easy terrain suitable for beginners – up to 60 minutes walking time
  • Grade 2 walks – may include slopes and uneven surfaces suitable for beginners – 60 to 90 minutes walking time
  • Grade 3 walks – 60 to 90 minutes walking time – may include slopes, stiles and uneven surfaces