Simply Walk update 6th January 2021
National Lockdown restrictions are now in place.
Sadly this means that all Simply Walks remain suspended. We realise this is a real blow. Our walks provide a healthy way to stay socially and physically active amid all the other restrictions. However, rest assured, we will resume as soon as we safely can and are permitted to do so.
In the meantime...remember you can still exercise outdoors with one other person, your household or your Support Bubble....so KEEP WALKING!
We will provide updates as they become available - please keep checking this website.
We look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as possible, and in the meantime, take good care of yourself and others.
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:
- complete and return our walker registration form PDF, 134KB
- read our information about taking part in a Simply Walk during coronavirus PDF, 107KB
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.
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.
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
All funds will go directly to Simply Walk to help us to maintain the programme.