Health walks

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As adults we should be aiming to be physically active for a minimum 150 mins per week. Children should be active for an hour every day.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to build activity into your life. For the maximum health benefits try to walk at a brisk pace (as if late for an appointment) so your heart rate increases, you feel warmer but are still able to hold a conversation.

One of the easiest ways to be active at the recommended levels is to walk for at least 30mins 5 times per week.

Walking can help you to;

  • Feel better and have more energy
  • Reduce stress and sleep better
  • Reduce blood pressure and keep your heart healthy
  • Less chance of developing certain diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • Help manage your weight

Our Health walks are regular short walks that last between 20 minutes to 90 minutes and are aimed at people of all abilities and fitness levels. Each walk is led by at least one trained walk leader.

Health walks are free, you don't need any fancy walking gear, just sensible footwear and clothing suited to the weather conditions. All walks are non-smoking and please check before bringing along dogs.

ALL walks are FREE but you must register before attending your first walk. This can be done at the bottom of the page.


DayTime Location Meeting at Postcode LengthFrequency
10amHorburyThe Cluntergate CentreWF4 5DA30mins -   1hr 30minsWeekly
​Hemsworth Library
​WF9 4JY
​1hr - 1hr 30mins
Tuesday1pm Crofton Community CentreCar ParkWF4 1LB1hr 30mins +Fortnightly: w/c 29/06/2021
Wednesday 10:30am Havercroft + Ryhill Community CentreCar ParkWF4 2BD1hr – 1hr 30minsFortnightly: w/c 07/07/2021
Thursday10:10amNostellNostell Priory Car ParkWF4 1QE30mins - 1hrWeekly
10amWaltonWalton Social ClubWF2 6LA1hr 30mins +Fortnightly: w/c 08/07/2021
​Ferrybridge Community Centre
​WF11 8PQ
​1hr - 1hr 30mins
​Fortnightly w/c 26/08/2021
​25 Marine Villa Road
(Morrisons Car Park)
​WF11 8ER
​1hr - 1hr 30mins
Friday10amNormantonThe Well Being ProjectWF6 2HB30mins - 1hr 30mins +Weekly
10:10amNostellNostell Priory Car ParkWF4 1QE30mins - 1hrWeekly

​St Mary's Community Centre
​WF8 2AY
​1hr 30mins +
​Fortnightly w/c 10/09/2021

We have over 20 walks around the district. If there isn't a walk near you, why not set up your own? Contact us for more information.

Walk Registration

All walkers must register for a FREE Aspire membership before attending their first walk. To register click below. If you have any problems, please refer to the instructions below. [Please note: a valid email address is required for this process]


  1. Select Pugneys Country Park and Walks from the drop down list
  2. Tick box to set as preferred site
  3. Walking Registration box – select Add to Basket
  4. Hover over shopping basket in the top right hand corner and select Checkout
  5. Select 'I'm new….and would like to sign up'
  6. Complete the registration process
  7. Log in using your email and password
  8. IMPORTANT - Hover over shopping basket in the top right hand corner and proceed through the checkout process (please read disclaimer information)

Alternatively, please call Thornes Park Stadium on 01924 302385 to book and register. Monday 12noon – 8:30pm, Tuesday – Friday 7:15am – 8:30pm, Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm, Sunday Closed.