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Health Walks


Hartcliffe & Withywood Amblers Walking Group is part of a city wide scheme (Walking the Way to Health Initiative). We believe that walking with others is a perfect way of improving both health and social life.

This friendly group meets regularly to enjoy a range of interesting and stimulating walks in both the local countryside and towns.

Our programme of walks are designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get and keep a little fitter, whilst enjoying the company of other like minded local people

Once a month we also plan a mid-week walk - to find out more please contact David Walker on 0117 946 5285.

Why not take the first steps to health by joining us on one of our walk? Enjoy wonderful countryside, fresh air and meet others.

Here are details of some of the forthcoming walks:

Saturday 12th April 2014

Walk:  Wotton-under-Edge to Dursley                Meeting Place:  The Gatehouse Centre.

Time to meet: 10am    Cost:  4.00            Transport:  Booking Required

Description: Part 7 of the Cotswolds Way 6.5 miles, maybe some stiles and hills.

For the full programme, please see the Autumn/Winter  2013-14  Programme  - available from the Downloads page

Saturday 26th April 2014

Walk:  Sculpture Trail Bristol City Centre          Meeting Place:  The Gatehouse Centre.

Time to meet: 10am    Cost:  Free             Transport:  Public

Description: This walk gives a fascinating tour of some 30 public statues and sculptures, many of them hidden from the public gaze.  Approximately 2.5 miles and accessible friendly.

Sunday 18th May 2014

Walk:  Priors Wood                    Meeting Place:  The Gatehouse Centre.

Time to meet: 10am    Cost:  3.50            Transport:  Booking Required

Description: Circular walk in rugged Prior's Park wood, otherwise comfortable with 7 stiles with some steep and wooded slopes but mostly open woodland.  Approximately 5 miles.

Saturday 21st June 2014

Walk:  Summer Solstice White Horse Walk     Meeting Place:  The Gatehouse Centre.

Time to meet: 10am    Cost:  4.00            Transport:  Booking Required

Description: A circular walk through the chalk hills of Wiltshire.  The route takes in the Westbury White Horse and the adjacent Bratton Camp Iron Age hill.  Approximately 4 miles.

Sunday 20th July 2014

Walk:  Watersmeet / Valley of the Rocks         Meeting Place:  The Gatehouse Centre.

Time to meet: 9.30am    Cost:  4.00         Transport:  Booking Required

Description: This circular walk follows a well signposted route across varied terrain, along a shady river valley, up through woodland and out onto the South West Coastal Path.  Part of the route is on an exposed path on the side of a high cliff so probably not for people with a fear of heights and there are steps in places.  Approximately 5.5 miles.

Sunday 17th August 2014

Walk:  Chocolate Box & River Wriggle Walk    Meeting Place:  The Gatehouse Centre.

Time to meet: 10am    Cost:  4.00            Transport:  Booking Required

Description: A gentle stroll along the course of the meandering River Wriggle with pretty villages and ample opportunity for sampling the local brew and food.  Approximately 4.5 miles.

For the full programme, please see the Spring/Summer  2014  Programme  - available from the Downloads page

Contact: Jason Edwards-Brown - 0117 946 5285

Did You Know That Walking Can:

Help you feel good                      Give you more energy

Help you sleep                             Help reduce stress                      

Strengthen your heart                  Reduce blood pressure

Help manage your weight

Hints For Walking

  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Wear suitable, supportive footwear
  • Start each walk slowly, gradually building up speed
  • Slow the walk down at the end
  • Walk to increase breathing, but not to exhaust yourself


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