Cairngorms National Park

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Active Cairngorms: Health Walks

With over 30 health walk groups in and around the Cairngorms National Park, it’s never been easier to start being active outdoors

Family enjoying a wee walk

Wee Walks Week

From the 16th- 23rd September, the Cairngorms National Park will be celebrating the best short local walks in the Park with the aim being to encourage as many people as possible to get out there and enjoy a walk with friends, colleagues or neighbours, join a Ranger-guided walk or try out one of over 20 weekly health walks.

Health Walks are short, safe, social, local, low level, with a trained leader to show you the way.  If you join one of our groups, it will give you the chance to explore the outdoors, get to know your local area and meet new people.

View more about Wee Walks Week and make a pledge here

Join us on an Activity Tracker Health Walk!

Activity Tracker Health Walks
Get yourself a free activity tracker for 12 weeks from your GP and see just how far you’ve walked to better health.

 

Would you like to join a group of like minded people, once a week for 12 weeks and monitor your steps for free?

Health Walks are short friendly walks, led by a local volunteer walk leader, for anyone who would like to feel better and meet new people in their community. The walks can last from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how everyone feels on the day, and will be on accessible paths around Aviemore, Strathdon and Ballater.

Active Cairngorms has teamed up with Aviemore Medical Practice, Strathdon Medical Centre and the Ballater Health Clinic to provide patients with their own free activity tracker, which will monitor how many steps you take on your Health Walks each week.

At the beginning and end of your 12 week’s of walking we’ll ask you to answer a few confidential questions  so we can see if you feel the walks have made a difference.

If you are interested in joining us, speak to your GP in Aviemore, Strathdon or Ballater or contact Mike Woolvin at Active Cairngorms on 01479 870 566 or email us here.

Find a health walk group near you

You don’t need to book a health walk – just turn up at the starting point.

Supporters

Active Cairngorms Health Walks are supported by the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Paths for All and NHS HIghland.

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More about the Active Cairngorms programme