Wellbeing WalksBack to Activities
Wellbeing walks are short group walks led by friendly, trained leaders who provide encouragement and support. They are suitable for everyone because they are at a steady pace over an easy terrain. You don't need to walk far or fast to feel the benefits!
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.
How to contact
Where to go
The EDGE Café
351 Mill Road
Cambridge CB1 3DF
Trumpington Park & Ride
253 Chesterton Rd
Cambridge CB4 1BG
Nuffield Road Medical Centre
What to expect?
Wellbeing Walks are sociable group walks led by trained leaders. They are open to adults of any age, fitness or ability but many are aimed at those who are less active. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are weather-appropriate. Bring some water to drink.
Ramblers Wellbeing Walks
Ramblers run regular Wellbeing Walks from various locations across Cambridge. The walks are free, but they ask you to sign up as a member on their website before you attend your first walk. Find your nearest walk using the search function on their website.
Cambridge United Foundation
Cambridge United Foundation run a free Wellbeing Walk every Friday at 11am. Meet at Trumpington Park & Ride (CB2 9FT). No booking is required, just go along! For more details email [email protected]
Wonder Wander from Arbury Road Baptist Church
Arbury Road Baptist Church run ‘Wonder Wander’ wellbeing walks every Tuesday. Meet outside the church and go on a walk, stopping off at a local café. For more information email [email protected] or call 07594246662
Mental Health Mates Walks
Mental Health Mates are a friendly group who meet once a month for a walk around Cambridge. They offer a space to talk about mental health challenges without fear of judgement. You don’t need to have a diagnosed mental health condition to join, the walks are open to everyone. They meet outside Stir café in Chesterton. Find out more on the Mental Health Mates page.
Wellbeing Walk from the Edge Cafe
A monthly Wellbeing Walk is led by Maria, a Social Prescribing Link Worker. It runs on the first Thursday of each month from 2pm – 3pm. Meet at the Edge Cafe on Mill Road and enjoy a circular walk to nearby CoFarm Community Farm. No need to book – just go along. The terrain may be slightly uneven and muddy in places on this walk.
Wellbeing Walk from Nuffield Road Medical Centre
A monthly Wellbeing Walk is led by Sofia, a Social Prescribing Link Worker. It runs on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm. Meet at Nuffield Road Medical Centre Car Park and enjoy a guided walk around Bramblefields Nature Reserve. No need to book – just go along.
Wellbeing Walk for patients of Lensfield, Trumpington Street and Newnham Walk Surgeries
A weekly wellbeing walk is led by Hannah, a Social Prescribing Link Worker. It runs every Wednesday at 11am. Meet at Crofters Cafe on Llamas Land, and go on a short circular route around Sheep’sGreen, CoeFen or Paradise Nature Reserve. Stay after the walk for coffee and a chat. This walk is for those who are patients of Lensfield, Trumpington Street and Newnham Walk Surgeries. No need to book – just go along.
Outside of Cambridge City
There are also Wellbeing Walks across South Cambridgeshire District – take a look on the How Are You South Cambs website.
Wellbeing walks are free to attend.