Wellbeing Walks

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Wellbeing Walks are led by friendly, trained leaders who provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind. Wellbeing Walks are open to everyone, but some are aimed at those who are less active or who may be facing mental health challenges.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • walking is a good way to start getting active;
  • it is a group activity & a great way to meet new people;
  • getting outside & exploring your local area is energising.

“Walking has always been there for me, my confidence has grown immensely. I’m a totally different person now than I was ten years ago and I owe so much of that to walking.” Kath – a walker with bipolar disorder

Ben Truett (Physical Activity Coordinator, South Cambs District Council) explains what a Wellbeing Walk is:

What to expect

Wellbeing Walks are sociable group walks led by trained leaders. They are open to anyone of any age, fitness or ability but many are aimed at those who are less active. Some walks are suitable for pushchairs – check with the group leader first.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are weather-appropriate, and bring some water to drink.

It’s always worth checking with the walk leader beforehand to make sure the walk is taking place as planned.

More information

South Cambridgeshire District Council – supported Wellbeing Walks happen throughout the district, check the website for details of dates/times as well as contact info for Wellbeing Walk group leaders.

Cambourne Wellbeing Walk – held on Friday mornings. Contact Ben Truett at South Cambs District Council for more details via email [email protected]

Northstowe Social Walk – dates and times can be found on the Northstowe Community Facebook page.

Trumpington Meadows Wellbeing Walk – Cambridge United Foundation run a free Wellbeing Walk every Friday at 11am. Meet at the Trumpington Park & Ride building (CB2 9FT). No booking is required, just go along! For more details email [email protected]

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks in South Cambs – regular circular walks lasting around an hour. More information on this link.

Waterbeach Wellness Walk – usually setting off from the Community Room on the Barracks on the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm though routes may vary. Check with Caroline Ward (the group leader) via email or by calling 07795 033600. Find out more here.

If none of the walks listed here are convenient, you can search for Wellbeing Walks in Cambridge on How Are You Cambridge


If you’d like to lead a Wellbeing Walk in South Cambs as a volunteer, you will be fully trained and supported. Email South Cambridgeshire District Council (see details above) and find out more about what it involves.

Wellbeing Walks are free to attend.

How to contact

Where to go

Bar Hill Hotel
Bar Hill
CB23 8EU

Co-op Food
Mosquito Road
Upper Cambourne
Cambridge CB23 6FJ

Ramblers Wellbeing Walk
Comberton Baptist Church
Green End Road
CB23 7DY

Ramblers Wellbeing Walk
Wandlebury Country Park
CB22 3AE

Ramblers Wellbeing Walk
Melbourn Community Hub
High Street
Royston SG8 6DZ

Northstowe Social Walk
Northstowe Interim Community Centre (The Cabin)
Pathfinder Way

Ramblers Wellbeing Walk
The Pathfinder C of E Primary School
Pathfinder Way

The Blue Lion
Main Street
Cambridge CB23 7QU

Ramblers Wellbeing Walk
Saint Neots Road
Cambridge CB23 7QJ

Trumpington Park & Ride
Hauxton Road

Waterbeach Barracks Community Room
Waterbeach Barracks

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