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Walking for health groups

A number of organised health walks take place near to where you live. Walking can provide lots of healthy benefits:

  • It can make you feel good
  • give you more energy
  • reduce stress
  • help you sleep better
  • keep your heart healthy
  • reduce blood pressure
  • help you to manage your weight

Walking is the perfect activity for health as almost everyone can do it, you can do it anywhere and anytime and its free! You can start slowly and building up gently and it's a chance to make new friends.

Are you interested in walking or other activities but don't know where to start? For information on what's available in Surrey including free taster sessions search the Activity Finder online at or call 01483 518944.

Healthy walks take place across Surrey so you're sure to find a walk near you. There are also a number of Nordic Walking groups available. If there's nothing listed below near to where you live, try looking at

Surrey Heath Walking for Health

A variety of walks in Frimley, Windlesham, Lightwater and Chobham led by our team of park rangers and volunteers. Further information:

Walking for Health, Alice Holt Forest, Farnham

Every Tuesday from September to end March 1 hour morning walks at 10am from the Café on the Green.

Longer walks from April to August, Tuesdays at 6.30pm for 1.5 hours. Under 16s to be accompanied.

Guildford Walking for Health

Guided walks on Mondays in Boxgrove, Wednesdays in Fairlands and Fridays at Whitmoor. Self-guided short circular route also available from St Luke's Hospital Fountain Centre. All walks led by trained volunteer walk leaders.

Woking Walking for Health

Starter walks: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 11am (max 30 mins)

Regular walks: every Wednesday at 11am (max 90 mins)

Contact Tasha Feddery on:

Runnymede Walking for Health

Starter walks: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 11am (max 30 mins)Regular walks : every Tuesday at 1.30pm (max 90 mins)

Contact Tasha Feddery on:

Age UK Surrey Health Walks in Guildford

Park Barn at 10.15am on Wednesdays and Merrow at 9.45am on Thursdays.

Further information from Annabel Pee, GO50 Projects Coordinator on:

Mole Valley Walk for Health

Walks of between 30 and 90 minutes held most days of the week in the Leatherhead and Dorking area. See website for details.

Waverley Health Walks

Weekly free walks by trained leaders across Waverley borough at different times. Details:

East Surrey Walking for Health

Free health walks. Every day except Saturday. Led by trained volunteer walk leaders in various, mainly rural locations. Walks range from 30 to 90 minutes. No need to book, just turn up 10 minutes before start time to register.

Elmbridge Health Walks and Cycle Rides

Guided walks from easy to Nordic walking and cycle rides led by trained volunteers on most days of the year. Information from Fiona Paterson, Health Development Officer on:

Epsom Health Walks, Epsom and Ewell area

Volunteer-led weekly 1 hour walks held every Wednesday and Sunday at 10am and 30 minute walks on Mondays at 10am, at different locations through parks and countryside in the Epsom area. Further information from:

Horley Health Walks

For information on walks around the Horley area contact:

  • Tel: 01737 355304

Spelthorne Walking for Health

Free short volunteer led walks around Spelthorne suitable for beginners, all year round. Starting at either 10.30am or 2pm on various days of the week in a variety of locations. Details from:

Health Walks in Coulsdon and Kenley

Guided walks in the countryside on Happy Valley, Farthing Downs and Kenley Common. Walks range from 45 – 90 minutes, held every Friday and every other Sunday at 10am. Details from:

Crawley Health Walks

Group lead walks through some of Crawley's beautiful and scenic parks, suitable for all abilities, for more details please check the website.

Sutton Befrienders Social Walking Group

Walks of up to 45 minutes at 10.30am Mondays in Wallington, Wednesdays in Carshalton and Thursday mornings in Cheam. All walks finishing in a café. The aim of the group is to meet new people, get some fresh air and take some gentle exercise. Contact Irene on:

  • Tel 020 8661 5917
  • Email:

Nordic walking with Surrey Striders

Taster Sessions and Beginner workshops available during the week and Saturday afternoons in and around the Guildford/Woking area. Progress on to Nordic walking – effective, fun and sociable for any age and fitness level. Contact Julia Tilbury on:

Goode Nordic Walking

Get fitter and stronger in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Taster sessions and courses available at Fairlands (GU3), Guildford and other locations by arrangement. Fantastic form of exercise suitable for all ages and abilities.