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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Activate health walks in East Dorset

Led by trained volunteer health walk 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 are free of charge and hope to restart in May. 

Health walk levels

Level 1

Suitable for people who are looking to be more active or are returning from injury or illness. Sessions run for up 30 minutes and take place on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces and no steps or stiles.

Level 2

Suitable for people who are looking to increase their activity levels. Sessions run from between 30-60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps and uneven surfaces.

Level 3

Suitable for people looking for more challenging walks. Sessions usually run from between 45-90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.

Monday

Monday health walks
 Location TimeLevel
Moors Valley Country Park, Golf and Activity Centre BH24 2ET    10-10.30am Level 1
Moors Valley Country Park, Golf and Activity Centre BH24 2ET  10-11am Level 2
The Hub, Verwood, BH31 7QE (Buggy Walk)     10-11am Level 2
Allendale Centre, Wimborne, BH21 1AS            10.30-11.15am Level 2

Tuesday

Tuesday health walks
 Location TimeLevel
The Hub, Verwood, BH31 7QE  10-11am Level 2
 Allendale Centre, Wimborne, BH21 1AS   10.30-11.15am Level 2
The Angel Inn, Ferndown, BH22 9AP     10-11am Level 2
 BH Live Active, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3LE          10.15-11.15am Level 2

Wednesday

Wednesday health walks
 Location TimeLevel
Golf Club, Sturminster Marshall, BH21 4BD  10-11am Level 2
West Parley Sports & Social Club, BH22 8SQ. Meet at the Curlew Pub.  10-11am Level 2
Moors Valley Country Park, Golf and Activity Centre, BH24 2ET    10-10.30am Level 1
Moors Valley Country Park, Golf and Activity Centre, BH24 2ET 10-11am  Level 2
QE Leisure Centre, Wimborne, BH21 4DT*           10.30-noon Level 3

*Once a month this walk runs from varying locations.

Thursday

Thursday health walks
 Location TimeLevel
The Penn Court Café, West Moors, BH22 0HX  10-10.30am Level 1
The Penn Court Café, West Moors, BH22 0HX  10-11am Level 2

Friday

Friday health walks
 Location TimeLevel
The Hub, Verwood, BH31 7QE   10-11am Level 2

To book

To take part in any listed activity booking is essential in line with COVID-19 guidelines. Booking will open two weeks before activities begin in May. 

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.

COVID-19 safety

Please do not attend any activity if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have a positive test or have been told to self-isolate in the last ten days. During your activity, social distancing is to be adhered to and please follow instructions from your Activate volunteer leader. Please note your data may be used for track and trace purposes.

Find the latest guidance on COVID-19 restrictions, or email the Health and Activity Team.

Volunteer Health Walk Leader Opportunity

The health walk scheme is led by trained volunteers each week, giving lots of people the opportunity to get active outdoors. If you would like to become a volunteer health walk leader or to find out about other active volunteering roles, please contact the Health and Activity Team.

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