Where to Walk & Talk in your local area
There are lots of places to Walk & Talk in the South Eastern Area for more information:
- Visit Ards and North Down Walks and Trails
- Newry Mourne and Down Council’s Walking Trails page
- Visit the Mourne Mountains Walking Routes
If you want to discover routes outside of South Eastern Area WalkNI.com is a great online resource for walkers in Northern Ireland. It provides up-to-date information on walking routes with route descriptions and maps for over 200 short, medium and long-distance walks. WalkNI.com has been developed and is managed by Outdoor Recreation NI who also host the Green Spaces Map
Join an existing walking group
There are lots of Walking for Health groups across South Eastern Area you can find out about these in the ‘Walking Group Posters’ section on South Eastern HSCT Walking for Health . There are currently groups in Ards and North Down; Down; and Lisburn and Colin.
You’ll also be able to find out about other walking groups through:
- The Healthy Living Centre Alliance website www.hlcalliance.org
- Recovery Colleges – available in each Trust area
Walking for Health
If you want to Walk & Talk with more people and make it a regular activity in your local community or workplace, we would encourage you to attend Walk Leader Training.
Walking for Health is delivered by Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland and is supported by the Public Health Agency (PHA). All Walk Leaders are provided with training updates, networking opportunities, and advice and support on establishing, promoting and running a successful walking group. Insurance cover is also provided.
If you are interested in attending walk leader training and leading regular walks in the South Eastern Area contact: Wendy McDowell, [email protected]