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Our walks are free and friendly offering you the perfect opportunity to help you get active and meet new people.

Timetable of walks


Meeting place Day Time

The Ham Car Park, DT11 7AW

Contact Bronwen 01258 458350

Tuesdays (summer only) Meet at 6:15pm (75 to 90 minutes walk) Includes hills
The Corn Exchange, in the market place Wednesdays Meet at 2pm (45 to 60 minute walk) There is also a stroller option (20 to 30 minute walk)


Meeting place Day Time

Gillingham Library

(this walk is provided by Gillingham Walkers, no dogs except assistance dogs)

Monday Meet at 2:30pm for a 1 hour walk (approximately 2 miles) Shorter walks are available on request

Gillingham Town Meadow, SP8 4AA

Tuesday Meet at 2:30pm

For more information on Gillingham Health Walks please email


Meeting place Day Time

Paddock Gardens, DT9 3DX

Contact Jenny 07974 590927 

Friday Meet at 2pm (60 minutes walking)

Sturminster Newton

Meeting place Day Time

The Medical Centre, DT10 1DU

Contact Karine 01258 471968

Monday Meet at 2pm (60 minutes walking)


Key information

Key information to make your walk more enjoyable:

  • if you would like to take part, all you have to do is come along to the meeting point ten minutes before the start time so that one of our trained walk leaders can register you. Then you are free to take part in as many walks as you like, as often as you like
  • walks take place whatever the weather
  • dogs are generally welcome but must be kept on a lead unless the walk leader advises otherwise

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ)

Complete a PARQ

If you are new to the health walk scheme, we ask that you complete an annual PARQ before attending your first walk. This should be updated once a year or if your health condition changes. If you are unable to complete the PARQ online, contact the Health and Activity team for assistance.