Simply Walk

Update due to coronavirus

We are very happy to confirm that after 14 September 2020, Simply Walk can continue to organise led walks for up to 30 people, as long as we all follow the guidelines below.

This is because walking for health organised group walks are categorised as 'outdoor physical activity events'. These are exempt from the latest restrictions, as we have already met the protocols, and put extra measures in place to reduce the risks of coronavirus.

 

About Simply Walk

Walking is a great way to get out and about and meet new people while improving your health and wellbeing. Simply Walkers are out in all weathers, smiling, talking and enjoying each others company.

Our volunteer-led walks run all year, with over 700 walkers who join us on one of over 50 walks across the county every week. Volunteer leaders are there to help you walk at your own pace, so there is no need to worry about being left behind, lost or feeling left out.

Most walks are weekly, but we also hold fortnightly and monthly walks at some locations. All new walkers are welcome whether you are fit and active, haven't exercised in a long time, or have been advised to join by a doctor. 

So, why not join us and start walking. We have walks to suit almost everyone, so come along! 

 

Make a booking

Book a Simply Walk event online. Read our instructions on how to make a booking

You will also need to:

Book an event

 

Levels of walk

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 (between 60-90 minutes)
Level 4 - Occasional stile and gradient (90 minutes plus)

Please note the level 4 walks are "Progression Walks". These are not part of the national Walking for Health Scheme.

 

Please note: This video was produced prior to COVID 19 and social distancing rules.

What to wear

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a stick if you need one. We also suggest that you bring water with you.

 

Bringing your dog

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.

Registered assistance dogs are allowed on all walks.

 

Cancelling a booked event

When you make a booking you will receive an automated email with details of the walk.

If you need to cancel your booking, for any reason, follow the link to view booking within the email and this will give you an option to cancel. 

 

Volunteering with us

Simply Walk is seeking more Volunteer Walk Leaders.

For more information on walks or becoming a volunteer, call 01494 475 367 or email simplywalks@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

 

Supporting Simply Walk

Funding comes from partners including: Buckinghamshire Council and Burnham Health Promotion Trust. Unfortunately, this does not fully cover the costs and is not guaranteed every year. Therefore, we need to raise funds to support and continue Simply Walk.

From the fabulous feedback we receive from our walkers, we know how much they value Simply Walk. If you feel able, please consider giving a donation. 

Donate online

You can also donate by sending a cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Buckinghamshire Council. On the back of the cheque, write: Simply Walk LPRW 256 Cost Code 932636.

Our postal address is:

Simply Walk Coordinator
Wycombe Area Office
Easton Street
High Wycombe
HP11 1NH

All funds will go directly to Simply Walk to help us to maintain the programme.

 

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