CORONAVIRUS update 17 March
We continue to follow Government advice and all Simply Walks are currently suspended.
At Simply Walk we seek to relieve social isolation, and this decision has not been taken lightly. However, many of our walkers and volunteers are aged over 70 years and/or have health conditions which make them more vulnerable.
The advice is clear. You must take every precaution to protect yourself and them.
Further information will be posted here when we receive it.
Stay safe. Think of those in isolation and keep in safe contact with them.
Please do your best to contact (safely) any walkers who you know will not see this notice. Our fantastic army of volunteers are also doing their best to let people know locally.
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 80 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. Visit our calendar for full details, dates and times of walks or download the list of walks.
So, why not join us and start walking. We have walks to suit almost everyone, so come along!
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.
There is no need to book onto a walk. All you need to do is choose your walk and arrive 15 minutes before the start time to register with the walk leader.
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 wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring a stick if you need one. We also suggest that you bring water with you.
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.
Volunteering with us
Simply Walk is seeking more Volunteer Walk Leaders.
Support Simply Walk - donate today
Funding comes from partners including: Buckinghamshire County Council, District Councils, 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.
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.
Our postal address is 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.