Gwynedd has breath taking scenery from beautiful mountains to its stunning coastline. Best of all the best way to experience it is absolutely FREE and open to everyone!
Join one of ‘Let’s Walk Gwynedd’ weekly walks to discover more about the local area, enjoy the scenery and make new friends. Led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders the walks aim to improve people’s health and well being by promoting regular brisk walking.
Walks are available to everyone and there is a front and back leader to guide walkers and to let everyone walk at their own pace.
Benefits of Walking
Walking can be a preventative approach to many illnesses with the benefits being enormous. It’s fun, sociable, free, therapeutic, natural exercise and prolongs a healthy, happy, active life. Regular walking can improve confidence, stamina, energy, weight control, life expectancy, and reduce coronary heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, bowel cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, anxiety and stress.
Did you know that there are different types of walks?
Pram and Buggy Walks
These walks are aimed at parents, grandparents, child minders and their babies and toddlers. They are a great opportunity to meet new people, enjoy the local surroundings and get fit. Free guided walks coming soon.
Children under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18+. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Would you like to Lead or Back-up Walks?
Would you like to get people walking? Enjoy meeting and helping others? Can you spare an hour or more a week?
If you have answered YES, you are an ideal person to become a Volunteer Walk Leader. You can be involved by:
- Creating new walks in your area
- Assisting at walking events & festivals
- Providing casual sickness & holiday cover on existing walks
- Providing back-up on existing walks
The course includes:
- How to lead a walk
- Motivating people to walk
- Benefits of exercise
- Safety & risk assessing
- Physical activity and special health conditions
For more information contact us: Bywniach@gwynedd.llyw.cymru