Healthwalks programme

Active for Life programme of Healthwalks and community activity sessions

The Active for Life Programme contains all our regular and special Healthwalks as well as details of the Healthy Lifestyle Team's other local physical activity sessions for adults, kids and families.

We have walks and activities for people of all abilities, and lots of sessions and walks that are good for beginners and those currently getting little or no physical activity.

All our regular and one-off walks and sessions are listed, and there is a 'venue list' with bus details too so you can find where to go and how to get there easily.

All our Healthwalks are free, led by trained Volunteer Healthwalk Leaders and on public-transport routes.

If you would like a paper copy for you or a friend, or a number of copies for an organisation please contact the Healthwalks team.

Contact us if you would like to go on our email-out group and get email updates including the new programmes when they come out:

Coming to your first Healthwalk?

The programme is designed to help you choose the right walks for you. If you are relatively new to walking, or unsure of your fitness levels we recommend you start with a green graded walk. On your first walk introduce yourself to one of our Volunteer Walk Leaders (easy to spot in green and white Healthwalks uniform).  We recommend you dress warmly and with comfortable shoes and bring some water when you walk.

Please arrive ten minutes early for your first walk so you can fill out our simple participation questionnaire, which includes some health questions so that we can help you get the most out of your walk. Once you have completed this form you won't need to do this again on subsequent walks unless your health has changed. Or, you can download the form you need to fill out in advance and take with you on your first walk (PDF 490KB), Walks generally leave promptly at the time given on the Walk Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just turn up?

Yes, there's no need to book except on a couple of the one-off walks that include museum tours for example. Just introduce yourself to a Volunteer Healthwalk Leader (in green and white uniform) on arrival.  Walks generally leave promptly at the time given in the programme.

What paperwork do I need to do?

On your first walk you will need to fill out a simple registration form and bring it with you to your first walk (PDF 490KB). For all subsequent walks you will just need to add your name to the register.  You can either print out the forms on this page, fill them out and take them on your first walk, or turn up ten minutes early so that a Walk Leader can give you a form to fill out at the walk.

What should I wear on a Healthwalk?

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable to the weather. 

Do I need to bring anything?

Some walk routes are exposed, so also ensure you have a drink and sunscreen with you. 

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome except on the Cemeteries walk as dogs are not allowed in the city's extra-mural cemeteries.

Seafront Healthwalk Route

You may also want to try our Seafront Healthwalk Route. This is a four mile route signed with mile and half-mile markers and information boards along the four mile stretch from the Marina to Hove Lagoon.

Contact the Healthwalks team

Healthy Lifestyles Team