Guildford Walking for Health


Walk helpers

Aug 2020: We are hoping to start walks for people with disabilities, in wheelchairs or using disability scooters, and we need another 10 volunteers to help with this.  

We run health walks for Macmillan and the Ramblers.

The health walks are aimed at people recovering from illness, or people wanting to get a bit more active.

Walks are 1-hour or 30-minutes long, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, all year round. Your role will be to assist the walk leaders and back-markers on walks, where a big number of walkers turn up for a walk. You will typically walk in the middle to ensure that the group stays together.

No knowledge of the area or map reading skills required. 1.5 hours a month commitment, or more.

Ideally you should be outgoing and cheerful, motivating people.You need to be over 18 year old.

Selection is by face to face interview.

If you are interested, please complete the on-line application form.

Mission Statement

The Walking for Health national programme is run by the Ramblers and their goal is that everyone will have access to a short, free and friendly health walk within easy reach of where they live, to help them become and stay active, and we couldn't do this without all the amazing volunteers that make our health walks possible. 

From volunteer walk leaders and assistants, volunteers do a fantastic job in supporting and developing the Walking for Health initiative. I'd love for you to be a part of that too!

Guildford Walking for Health currently has five walk groups in Guildford. The groups are: Boxgrove, Mondays from Boxgrove Park shops; Worplesdon, Tuesdays from Worplesdon Place; Shalford, Wednesdays from the Seahorse Inn Shalford; Shere, Thursdays from the Shere Recreation car park; Whitmoor, Fridays from the Jolly Farmer car-park, Whitmoor Common. 

The health walks are aimed at people recovering from illness, or people wanting to get a bit more active. Aug 2020: We are hoping to start walks for people with disabilities, in wheelchairs or using disability scooters, and we need another 10 volunteers to help with this.

Leading walks is a fun way of giving something back to your local community. You will make new friends and discover lovely outdoor places.