Health Walks – North Somerset

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The Health Walks scheme welcomes over 300 regular walkers a week in and around North Somerset. We have Health Walks in Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Weston-super-Mare, Winscombe, Long Ashton and Yatton.

Our walks are led by volunteers who welcome you to join their groups. They have all attended Health Walk Leader training to ensure a safe and enjoyable walk for all.


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If you are new or returning to exercise, Health Walks North Somerset offer the opportunity to improve fitness at a pace that suits you with the majority of groups providing a number of walks so that all abilities are supported.

We also know that Health Walks are really important for social engagement as well as the physical benefits exercise brings.

When you arrive at a health walk for the first time you will be asked to complete a walker sign up form.

The leader will tell you about the route at the start; we try to avoid steep hills, stiles, many steps or very muddy/slippery surfaces. However, be prepared for the odd hill and stile, grass, uneven surfaces or puddles after rain.

Please wear sensible shoes, preferably walking shoes or trainers, especially during the autumn and winter months.

Please note only registered assistance dogs are permitted on the health walks in North Somerset.

Walk leader contact details

Clevedon: Lynne Purcell, 01275 852 663

Long Ashton: Karen Barrett, 07855 402 768

Nailsea: Diane Bennett, 01275 810 067

Portishead: Mike Watts, 01275 848 281


Mondays: John Western, 01934 511 808

Tuesday mornings and Wednesday summer evenings: Kira Thorpe, 07882 474 692

Winscombe: Dawn Organ, 01934 853 473

Yatton: Marion Davies, 01934 833 605