Walking

Hambleton Strollers

If you find it difficult to get active, why not start walking? It's really easy to get started.

Hambleton Strollers organises led walks which start from doctors' surgeries, leisure centres and other central points in Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk, Bedale, Easingwold and Great Ayton plus some nearby villages.

Occasionally, when the weather is good the walks stray onto grass and less well defined paths or down by the river where there is one.

Who runs it? 

Hambleton Strollers is affiliated to Walking for Health - an initiative led by Ramblers and Macmillan - to provide short, led walks to improve health and wellbeing.

Who is this for? 

They encourage anyone to join the walks, but especially people;

  • who do not feel they are quick enough or strong enough to walk in a regular walking group.
  • returning to walking after illness or a period of inactivity.
  • with health conditions which would benefit from moderate exercise.  Heart conditions, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, mental health problems,  high blood pressure and those recommended by their doctor.
  • who would just like some company to make walking and exercise a more enjoyable social activity.
  • with health risks due to inactive lifestyles.

How long does it take? 

Walks last about an hour but a thirty minute starter walk option is available on the majority of the walks.

Is it safe? 

All the walks are risk assessed, led and supported by trained volunteer walk leaders.  The walks are over flat ground with no stiles and are usually around the streets and pathways.