Getting started is simple!

Who can take part?

Everyone is welcome on the walk, no matter your age or ability. Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Please note we have limited volunteer support for these walks so if you have a support worker/ carer for your everyday needs they will need to attend the walk.

Concerned about joining for the first time?

Try one of our lower grade walks which last up to 30 minutes and are on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces.

Do I need to book?

Getting started is simple. Just choose the walk you would like to attend, then book your place by either contacting the walk leader direct or booking your walk online. If it is your first walk you will need to complete a Walker Registration Form online or you can call 07812 974832 and we’ll send one out to you in the post.

New walker? You need to read this…

  • You’ll need to complete a Walker Registration Form before you can take part in your first health walk. You can complete this online or by calling 07812 974832
  • You should ONLY attend a walk if you have booked your place online or direct with the walk leader. This is due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Please be at the start point of your chosen walk at least 5 minutes before the advertised start time or 10 minutes before if it’s your first walk with us
  • Dress according to the weather and wear shoes with a good grip – some paths may be muddy during or after bad weather
  • We recommend bringing a drink of water with you
  • If you haven’t exercised for some time, or have a medical condition which may affect your fitness to walk, please consult your GP or health professional before joining us on one of our walks
  • Dogs are allowed on some of our walks but please check our list of walks to make sure – if you can bring dogs along, you’ll need to keep them under ‘close control’ at all times
  • All walks are non-smoking
Walking group in the Stroud District
Learn more about how we grade our walks

Meet our walk leaders

Brenda, Nailsworth walk leader

Walk Leader Brenda

I’ve been leading walks since 2014 and enjoy showing people the paths and fields they probably wouldn’t find on their own. I also like to tell them about the history of the area or any local folk tales. It’s lovely to see the effect that being out in the fresh air has on our walkers. There are probably about 30 variations of routes we do in Nailsworth.

David, Minchinhampton walk leader 

Walk Leader David

I’ve been a walk leader for about five years and really enjoy it. Having been born and brought up in the area, I love to give our walkers bits of history and anecdotes. It’s satisfying to learn that people have become friends through coming on our walks. We have around 15 different walks and almost all include the Common apart from the Gatcombe Walk, most people’s favourite.

Marilyn, Nailsworth walk leader 

Marilyn, walk leader in Nailsworth

I’ve been leading walks in Nailsworth for several years now. As well as helping me to get a bit of exercise, being a walk leader helps me to feel a part of the community and it’s good to know that others are enjoying the walks too. We’re a really friendly group. Of course, with walks in Nailsworth, it’s hard to find flat routes all the time and sometimes there will be stiles along the way.

Peter, Cam walk leader

Walk Leader Peter

I’ve been a walk leader for the last seven years or so. I enjoy chatting to people, taking them to places in their own ‘backyard’ that they have never been to before, and helping them to get fitter. We run about five different walks, with variations depending on the weather and who takes part. The walks are friendly and welcoming to newcomers.

Nick, Severnside walk leader

Walk Leader Nick

Bio coming soon!

Keith, Severnside walk leader

Walk Leader Keith

Being a walk leader means I get to meet interesting people and enjoy the superb scenery of the Stroud area. Nick and I are firm believers that variety is the spice of life so we have around 20 walks on offer. This means that every month, there’s a different walk. We try to run some longer ones too throughout the year. So come along, you’ll be very welcome!

Chris, Dursley walk leader

I have been a walk leader since 2008 and enjoy sharing with others the wonderful walks and views we have around the Dursley, Cam and Uley area. We take different circular routes from the town each time and enjoy the many views from field and woodland tracks and paths. We aim to build distance on our walks so will cover terrain where walking boots are essential.

Linda, Dursley walk leader

I have been a walk leader since 2008. I really enjoy being outdoors and sharing our wonderful views with others who may not otherwise explore the area or take outdoor exercise. There are various routes we can choose from for our circular walks and they all usually involve wonderful woodland, field tracks and paths, going up and down hills and crossing stiles.