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Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Paths For All

Health Walks are short, safe and social!

We have trained and supported over 9000 Volunteer Walk Leaders to lead Health Walks in our communities. The walks are fun, accessible and low level, creating a supportive environment for you to start to enjoy the many benefits of being physically active. We support a network of community Health Walk projects all over Scotland that organise free group walks every week, and are always looking for new walkers.

A health walk:

- Is led by a trained volunteer (and the route has been risk assessed)
- Is less than an hour long
- Has a short warm up at the start, followed by a brisk walk and then a short cool down at the end
- Welcomes new walkers who would benefit from being more active
- Is a friendly group walk offered regularly
- Is an opportunity to meet new people in your area

Health walks are targeted at inactive people who would benefit most from doing more physical activity. Health walkers can enjoy a whole range of benefits including increased strength, improved mood and increased social interactions with local people and the local area. Walking requires no special equipment or expense and is the ideal way for most people to become more active.

Find a Health Walk near you and get walking today!

Please see to find your nearest Health Walk.

There are over 20 health walks available in Edinburgh.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Health Walk projects who run these walks go to our Find a Health Walk Project page at Here you can find out more and get in touch with the organisations and projects who run these walks across Scotland.

We support a network of community Health Walk projects that organise free group walks every week.
All ages
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Contact Person: Valerie Carson
Contact Telephone: 01259 222 331
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This record was last modified on: 09 July 2019