Welcome to Healthy Dudley. This is the new public health website.

Walking

May is National Walking month where everyone is encourgared to explore and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of walking.  Read on below for how you can get involved from group walks, nordic walks to independent walking. Visit the National Walking Month website for more on walking.

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 there is something for everyone.

Wellbeing Walks

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Dudley is a programme of short, friendly walks taking place across the borough.  Our walks are suitable for different fitness levels and no one is left behind. It’s a great way to be active, socialise and have fun.

Please get in touch if you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer Walk Leader. Training is provided which is free of charge.

Wellbeing Walks Dudley video

Wellbeing Walk List

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Dudley website has more information on the walks, including dates, length, route, how easy it is, whether you can bring your dog, whether there are toilets and wheelchair accessibility.

  • Coseley Canal, Wellbeing Walk – Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm.
  •  Silver Jubilee Park, Wellbeing Walk– Wednesdays 1:30m – 2:30pm
  • Stourbridge Canal Wellbeing Walk – First Monday of the month 10am-11am.
  • Halesowen Wellbeing Walk – Third Tuesday of the month – 10am – 11:30am.
  • Cotwall End Valley Wellbeing Walk – Third Saurday of the month 2:00pm – 3:30pm.
  • Leasowes Walk and Talk – Starting Thursday 16th May 2024. Weekly on Thursdays 10am – 11am, meeting from 9:45am.
  • Recovery College Dudley Walk – Thursdays starting 23rd May 2024. The walk is open to everyone whether you have experienced a mental health difficulty or are interested in mental health or wellbeing. To join this walk enrolment with the Recovery College is required, please contact the college on 0121 543 4061. Further information also available on their website.

Contact for Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Aidan Wheeler
Wellbeing Walks Dudley – Coordinator

Nordic  Walking – Stevens Park, Wollescote

A volunteer led, free, one-hour Nordic walk interlaced with some simple exercises to aid strength and mobility.

Friday – 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Booking on Eventbrite is required for this session.

Time 2 Breathe Walks

Take time out in nature on this monthly relaxing walk.

Usually taking place on the last Friday of the month from different Nature Reserves in Dudley borough. Please visit the Dudley Nature Reserves Facebook page for further details.

Walks at Healthy Hubs

Park Activator staff deliver the below weekly walks:

Netherton Park

Thursday – Buggy Lap Walk Light Exercise – 11:45am – 12:15pm

Saturday – Lap Walk / Nordic Walk Social 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Silver Jubilee Park 

Tuesday – Park Nordic Walking (Over 50’s) – 10:45am – 11:15am

Wednesday – Park Walk and Talk (Volunteer led) – 10:00am – 10:45am

Thursday –  Nordic Walking – 10:30am – 12:00pm

Friday – Led Dog Walk and Talk – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mary Stevens Park

Wednesday – Dog Social Walk – 10:30am – 11:30am

Eventbrite booking is required for Mary Stevens Park sessions.

Independent walking

If group 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’s parks, nature reserves and  canal towpaths. Please see below for ideas of walks routes:

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

Walking Trails –  Self-guided walks have been created to explore the history and heritage of the borough. Please view them here.