Healthwalks programme

'Get Active' programme of Healthwalks and events Autumn/Winter 2016-17

Healthwalks may be cancelled in cases of severe weather.

People walking by the cliffs

Our Autumn/Winter programme runs from October 2016 till the end of March 2017.  Regular walks are at the front of the programme and special and one-off walks are at the back and there's a 'venue list' on the last pages of the programme so you can find where to go and how to get there easily.  You can also find details of all activities delivered by the Active for Life Team including sessions for kids, families and adults across the city.

All our Healthwalks are free, led by trained Volunteer Healthwalk Leaders and on public-transport routes.

The programme is available to download in both full and plain-text versions:

If you would like a paper copy for you or a friend, or a number of copies for an organisation please contact the Healthwalks office. 

If you would like to be automatically sent an e-version of new programmes when they come out and get occasional updates on our walks and events please email to go on our mailing list.

Coming to your first Healthwalk?

The programme is designed to help you choose the right walks for you. If you are relatively new to walking, or unsure of your fitness levels we recommend you start with a green graded walk. On your first walk introduce yourself to one of our Volunteer Walk Leaders (easy to spot in green and white Healthwalks uniform). 

For your first walk you need to fill out a simple participation questionnaire, which includes some health questions so that we can help you get the most out of your walk. Once you have completed this form you won't need to do this again on subsequent walks unless your health has changed. You can download the forms you need to fill out in advance and take with you on your first walk (PDF 650KB), or arrive ten minutes early so that a Walk Leader can give you a form to fill out at the walk. Walks generally leave promptly at the time given on the Walk Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just turn up?

Yes, there's no need to book except on a couple of the one-off walks that include museum tours for example. Just introduce yourself to a Volunteer Healthwalk Leader (in green and white uniform) on arrival.  Walks generally leave promptly at the time given in the programme.

What paperwork do I need to do?

On your first walk you will need to fill out a simple health questionnaire and an anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form (PDF 650KB). For all subsequent walks you will just need to add your name to the register.  You can either print out the forms on this page, fill them out and take them on your first walk, or turn up ten minutes early so that a Walk Leader can give you a form to fill out at the walk.

What should I wear on a Healthwalk?

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable to the weather. 

Do I need to bring anything?

Some walk routes are exposed, so also ensure you have a drink and sunscreen with you. 

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome except on the Cemeteries walk as dogs are not allowed in the city's extra-mural cemeteries.

Seafront Healthwalk Route

You may also want to try our Seafront Healthwalk Route. This is a 4 mile route signed with mile and half-mile markers and information boards along the four mile stretch from the Marina to Hove Lagoon.

Contact the Healthwalks team

Healthwalks Manager
Active for Life Team

Public Health

Brighton & Hove City Council