Footprints of Sussex started the Steyning Health Walks over ten years ago and still help with the leadership of them. They are short guided walks which take place every FIRST and THIRD Tuesday of the month, throughout the year, irrespective of the weather. They always start at 11:00am from outside Steyning Health Centre in Tanyard Lane and last about an hour and a half.
There are several routes to follow – depending upon conditions on the day – but none of them are too strenuous and we usually stop for a break or two along the way. There is no charge for the walks and no need to book – just turn up in good time on the 1st or 3rd Tuesday and enjoy a short ‘healthy’ walk in good company.
The Walking the way to Health Initiative
The Walking the way to Health Initiative (WHI) aims to encourage people, particularly those who take little exercise, to do regular, short walks in their communities
Ever feel like it’d be nice to get out and about more often? Get a little more fresh air in your lungs? Be a bit more active? Lots of us wish we did more exercise. We know it’s good for us. And we know our health’s important. But it can be easy to find excuses for not actually getting out there and doing it:
The gym is boring / intimidating / expensive
There’s not enough time
My knee / back / hip isn’t up to it these days
It’s no fun
If you have problems with your health, or if you’ve had them in the past, it can be hard to stay active, but walking could make all the difference. It’s a low impact exercise, so it’s easy for you to get involved – even if you’re not feeling your best. In fact, walking could help you feel great again.
It’s really easy to get started, you don’t need any special equipment – and best of all it counts towards your recommended amount of physical activity.
Walking can improve your health, your happiness and, if you join one us on our health walks, it will give you the chance to explore the outdoors, get to know your local area and meet new people.
What’s Stopping You?
Sometimes a walk alone in the fresh air is just what we need. But if you’re just getting started and you’re not sure that you want to do all your walking alone – or if you like the idea of having other people around to help you stay motivated – then walk with us.