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Health walks in Uttlesford

If you are looking to get out and about over the summer why not join one of our health walks.

Uttlesford District Council supports a number of free health walks, taking place all over the district throughout the week.

Trained leaders will be there to lead you on interesting walks through the local countryside or past places of interest. We have wide range of regular healthy walks arranged for the coming months, so why not get out in the fresh air and join us. Families are welcome but not all walks are suitable for dogs.

All you need to do is turn up ten minutes before the start. You will be required to fill in an Outdoor Health Questionnaire to initially register and to provide insurance cover.

Some routes may be grassy, muddy, slippery and uneven so please have appropriate footwear and clothing for all weather conditions. All walks now include information on how long you are likely to be walking, for example 60 minutes, rather than a specific distance.


 

Current Uttlesford health walks

Great Dunmow health walk
Great Dunmow health walk
Great Dunmow health walk

Where: Walk starts from the Dourdan Pavilion car park
When: Wednesday mornings at 10.30am
How long: The walk is for 1.7 miles. For walkers who want a more challenging walk, you can continue on a 2.5-3.5 mile route
Walk leaders: David Corner, Janet McGill, Lita Roberts, Michael Evans and Mike Groves

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Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest health walk

Where: Walk starts from the main entrance car park
When: Thursday mornings at 9.45am
How long:The walk is generally around 3-5 miles and takes about 2 hours
Walk leaders: David Corner 
This walk is a joint venture with The National Trust. Several walks along forest footpaths and open grassland. Please be aware cattle are roaming free in the park. Dogs are welcome on this walk if they are well trained and obedient.

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Hatfield Heath health walk

Where: Walk starts from outside The Surgery, Broomfields
When: Friday mornings at 10.00am
How long: Walks of 60 minutes
Walk leaders: Carol Sullivan
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Saffron Walden Common
Saffron Walden Common
Saffron Walden health walk

Where: Walk starts from Swan Meadow car park, (next to pond)
When: Thursday mornings at 10.00am
How long: The walk will take no longer than 60 to 75 minutes. In total approximately 2 miles
Walk leaders: George Buckham, Jean Coe and Jean Scofield
 

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Stansted Mountfitchet health walk

Where: Meet at Chapel Hill near the Day Centre
When: Friday mornings at 10.30am
How long: The walks takes no longer than 60 minutes. Maximum is 3 miles
Walk leaders: Judy Colliver and Janie Taylor
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Thaxted health walk
Thaxted health walk
Thaxted health walk

Where: Walk starts from outside The Surgery, Margaret Street
When: Tuesday mornings at 10am for 75 minutes. Distance approximately 4 miles
On Thursday mornings at 9am for 45-50 minutes.  Distance approximately 3.5 miles
On Thursday mornings at 10am for 75 minutes. Distance approximately 4 miles
Walk leaders: Rick Gray

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Uttlesford Ramblers Association

A number of other walks are arranged by the Uttlesford Ramblers Association. The Uttlesford group of the Ramblers was formed in 1995 and the current membership is about 150 strong. The group is based in the Saffron Walden - Great Dunmow area and also serves the nearby villages situated in North West Essex, East Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

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Contact Health and Wellbeing

For more information about the Uttlesford Health Walks, please contact Lucy Fish, Health Improvement Officer or Faye Butler, Senior Health Improvement Officer.