Hounslow Health Walks is part of the national Walking for Health scheme hosted by Natural England.
What are health walks?
A health walk has been designed to help improve your health but also encourage you to walk in your local area and discover the natural environment that’s on your doorstep.
Hounslow Health Walks is an accredited scheme, so you can be assured that our walks are of good quality. All of our walks use local parks and green spaces across the borough.
Our walks are approximately 40 minutes long, wheelchair friendly and suitable for beginners.
Walking is the easiest cheapest form of exercise that you can do at anytime and anywhere, all you will need is a comfortable pair of shoes!.
Remember the Hounslow Health Walks scheme is FREE and a great way to get you started in improving your health.
Benefits of walking
Walking has many benefits, it can
help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
help reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes and heart disease
help strengthen bones and joints and improve balance
help manage your weight
help improve muscle strength; and
increase your energy levels.
Walking with other people as part of a group also
allows you to socialise
make new friends; and
Become a walk leader
All of our walks are led by volunteer walk leaders. Walk leaders help register you on the scheme and also support you throughout the walk. Without the commitment and dedication of our volunteers, Hounslow Health Walks simply wouldn’t exist.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer walk leader, please call us on 020 8240 4211 for more information.
Training and support is given to all of our volunteers.
To register for the Hounslow Health Walks scheme, you will need to download the Health Walk registration form, (see right of this page under documents for download), print and complete the form.
Hand the completed form into any of the walks listed in our Hounslow Health Walks document, see right of this page under documents for download.
Once you’ve registered for Hounslow Health Walks, you can attend any of the walks. You will be given a yellow registration card, simply take the card along to any of the walks and join in for free.
For more information on our green routes to walks in Hounslow download our guide, see right of this page under documents for download.
Hounslow Health Walks
Tel: 020 8240 4211
Fax: 020 8240 4212