...your way to a healthier you
You can now view the new interactive calendar of walks which shows the location, level and frequency of the walks run by Simply Walk. You can also download your favourite walk into your own calendars.
Walking is a fantastic way to get out and about and meet new people while improving your health and wellbeing. Simply Walkers are out in all weathers, smiling and chattering and enjoying the camaraderie.
We've just relaunched our Simply Walk Newsletter which gives you a flavour of what we've been up to so far this year.
Some of our lovely walkers from the Black Park group, celebrating the 8th anniversary of the walk on 5 May 2016
Volunteer led walks run throughout the year with over 700 walkers joining us every week on more than 80 walks across the county. Our volunteer leaders are there to help you walk at your own pace – so don’t worry about being left behind, lost or feeling left out.
Most walks are weekly but we also offer additional fortnightly and monthly walks at some locations.
All new walkers are welcome whether you are fit and active or haven’t exercised in a long time, are recovering from operations or have been advised to join by a doctor. It couldn’t be easier to get started. No need to book, just choose your walk and arrive 15 minutes before departure to register with the walk leader.
Take your first step to getting active and staying active now. We look forward to seeing you.
All of our walks are graded:
Level 1 - Get started with walks over flat ground and no stiles. Up to 45 minutes
Level 2 - Occasional stile and gradient. Up to 60 minutes
Level 3 - Occasional stile and gradient. Vary between 60-90 minutes
Level 4 - *Occasional stile and gradient. 90 minutes plus
*Please note the level 4 walks are "Progression Walks" and not part of the national Walking for Health Scheme.
Simply Walk is seeking more Volunteer Walk Leaders. If you'd like to get involved and help others to enjoy the outdoors, please get in touch for more information.
If you are joining a walk for the first time, please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the walk departs to register with the walk leader
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a stick if you need one.
Please remember to bring water and suitable clothing for the weather.
Well behaved dogs on non-extendable leads are permitted, at the discretion of the walk leader. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their pet is covered by liability insurance.
Funding for Simply Walk
Funding for Simply Walk comes from partners including Buckinghamshire County Council, local district councils, Burnham Health Promotion Trust and walkers' donations. However this is not enough to cover the full costs and isn't guaranteed year after year. We need more funding or we will cease to exist.
From the fabulous feedback we receive from our walkers, we know how much you value Simply Walk. If you feel able, please consider giving a donation.
You can donate online or by sending a cheque.
Cheques should be made payable to Buckinghamshire County Council. On the back of the cheque please write: Simply Walk LPRW 256 Cost Code 932636 and post to Simply Walk Coordinator, Wycombe Area Office, Easton St, High Wycombe HP11 1NH.
All funds will go directly to Simply Walk to help us to maintain the programme.