It’s free, easy to do and one of the simplest ways of getting more active.

It is recommended that we take 10,000 steps every day. There are a range of programmes available in Dudley to help people to increase their activity levels through walking more. Whether you want to walk as part of a group, or on your own at a time and place that suits you, there is something for you in the borough.

Check your health with our lifestyle quiz, this will tell you if you are moving enough and if joining a walk could benefit your health.

Our health walks

We offer a programme of free, friendly health walks across the borough that are delivered by our team of dedicated volunteer walk leaders. The walks range from 30 minutes to over 2 hours. Please check the programme for a walk to ensure that it is suitable for your before attending.

Weekly walks

The Leasowes, Halesowen. Mondays 10:00am (click for full programme 2017 – The Leasowes Summer walks schedule).

Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge. Mondays 9:30 am (click for full programme Mary Stevens Park summer 2017 ).

Himley Park and Hall, Tuesdays 10:00am (click for full programme Himley Hall & Country Park summer 2017).

Huntingtree Park, Halesowen. Thursdays 10:00am (click for full programme Huntingtree summer 2017).

Saltwells Nature Reserve, Brierley Hill. Fridays 10:00am (click for full programme Saltwells summer 2017).

Nordic walking at Leasowes on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons (click for programme Nordic walking at Leasowes summer 2017).

Age UK run the Healthy Footsteps programme of weekly walks for people aged 50 and over, click here for details Healthy Footsteps for 50 plus

Action Heart also deliver regular walks on Monday and Friday mornings. Call 01384 456111 (extension 1470) for full details.

Fornightly / monthly walks

Dudley Adventure Walks. Mondays 11.00am  (click for full programme Dudley Adventure Walks 2017 ).

Sedley Circular walks. Fridays 11.00am (click for full programmeSedgley summer 2017 ).

Wordsley Walk. Wednesdays 10:00am (click for full programme Wordsley summer 2017 ).

Cotwall End Valley, Sedgley. Saturdays 2:00pm (click for full programme Cotwall End summer 2017 ).

Independent walking

If health walks aren’t for you, you can walk at a time and place that suits you. There are plenty of great routes in the borough in parks, nature reserves and along the canal towpaths. In order to encourage people to walk more the following resources are available;

Free pedometer loans in libraries – You can borrow a pedometer to keep track of how much walking your doing. Just go to your nearest Dudley Council library and take out a pedometer, just as you would a book!

Online route planner – Visit Walkit.com to plot a walking route in your local area. This route planner will give you information on distance, how long the walk will take and how many calories you will burn.

Signage in parks – There are signage boards in most parks showing routes within the parks, giving information on time and distance