Led by trained volunteer health walk and cycle leaders, these walks are ideal for beginners and offer a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people. The walks and rides are free of charge, please just turn up there is no need to book.

Before you take part in any of our health activities

You must complete our Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) before you take part in any of our health activities:

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ)

All new and returning participants are required to complete an annual Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) before attending a health walk or health cycle ride.

Activate Coast and Greenspace programme

The Activate Coast and Greenspace programme aims to encourage people to get more active through a wide range of coast and countryside based activities. When it comes to exercise, you can’t beat getting out and about in the fresh air!

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all activities follow social distancing guidelines. It is essential that you book onto the activity in advance and to be aware of COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place at time of booking. Take a look at the activities on offer in our brochure, you can download an accessible or full colour version:

Contact the Health and Activity Team

Contact us if have any specific queries relating to the activities, or you're interested in volunteering:

Health and Activity Team

Name: Health and Activity Team
Email: activate@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01425 480811
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