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Free summer walks to step up your health 

Free health walks are taking place across the county to encourage more people to get out into the great outdoors and improve their health. 
The walks are suitable for all levels of ability and take between half an hour and an hour and a half. 
All you have to do is turn up at one of the venues wearing sensible footwear and appropriate outdoor clothing and bring a drink if it is hot. You’ll have great company, trained walk leaders and safe walking routes to get you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.  
Walking is a low impact exercise that has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, stroke and some cancers.  While getting out in the fresh air with friends can help combat loneliness and depression. 
Northumberland County Councillor, Jeff Watson, cabinet member for healthy lives said:  
“Going for regular walks is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to become more active and improve your health. 
“Some of our walks are short and very gentle so if you’ve had problems with your health or are new to walking, don’t worry, we’ll help you to get started. 
“Our group walks also offer people the opportunity to explore their local area, meet new people and make more friends. I would encourage anyone who may be interested to give them a try.” 
  • Active Northumberland organised weekly health walks are listed on or ring 01670 620200 for more details. 
  • Northumberland County Council run health walks are listed on 
For further information, or if you would like to contact the Health Trainers with questions about the walks, please email:,or telephone: 01670 623840 
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