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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

Buggy walks are a great way for parents to get active while caring for their baby. These mums share what they enjoy about group walking.

Many people can benefit from group buggy walks.


• Advice from other parents and health visitors
• Parent and baby bonding time
• Making new friends
• mproving and increasing physical fitness
• Weekly activity to look forward to
• Learning where to walk with a buggybuggy quotes


• Fresh air and sleep
• Stimulated by nature
• More sociable
• Relaxed mum creates a relaxed baby


• Meeting new people
• Learning walks around town
• Walking with the whole family
• Family members improving their fitnessbuggy fresh air quotes
Health visitors
• Relaxed way to meet mums
• Several parents can be seen in one hour
• Parents are more open
• Parents can support each other
• Support for isolated parents or those with depression
• Less doctor appointments

Setting up buggy walks

Our Volunteer Walk Leader training has helped Bookbug sessions, countryside rangers, cultural community groups, health visitors and parents set up buggy walks with the help of their local Walking for Health project.

Whitelees Ranger Service share their top tips for setting up a buggy walk, please see

We worked with community development charity Outside the Box on their Mums supporting Mums project to develop these buggy walking resources.

Mental health and wellbeing report (2.13 MB)
Setting up buggy walks (703.68 kB)
Getting organised (1.06 MB)
Social media (344.4 kB)

Please see to download the above resources.

For advice on setting up buggy walks contact your Development Officer for your area.
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Contact Details
Contact Person: Valerie Carson
Contact Telephone: 01259 222 331
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This record was last modified on: 16 February 2018