Access Criteria

There are no access criteria for health walks! All you need is to turn up on the day at the set location and go on a walk led by one of our walk leaders. 

On your first walk, you will be asked to fill in a Walker registration form. We also ask for your consent to send you a short questionnaire regarding your general health and how you heard about the service.  If you do have any concerns about your health, we do ask that you seek medical advice before undertaking a health walk.

What to wear?

For a short walk, over, easy terrain with OneLife Suffolk you won’t need any special clothing or equipment. But to stay comfortable and enjoy yourself we recommend the following:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy, comfortable shoes or trainers.
  • Several thin layers of clothing are better than one thick layer. You can take off layers as you warm up or add them if you get cold.
  • Take a good jacket unless you’re sure it’s not going to rain – it’s easier than an umbrella.
  • Wear a hat: it keeps you warm in winter and protects you from the sun in summer.
  • Wear gloves if it’s cold – it’s difficult to walk briskly with hands in pockets.
  • Wear sun cream if you’re going to be outdoors for any length of time.
  • Take a small bottle of water with you.
  • A small backpack is more comfortable to walk with than an ordinary bag, but be sure to wear it properly with the straps adjusted to fit your body snugly.

 

Grading

Walks are graded so you can be sure they are suitable for your ability: 1 2 3 4 5 On easy, good, flat surfaces Mostly one level, can be muddy Some moderate slopes, good surfaces More challenging, may include steeper slopes, rough ground or mud in wet weather As grade 4, but may include one or two stiles and can be slightly faster in pace. 

On easy good flat surfaces. 

 

Mostly level can be muddy.

 

Some moderate slopes, good surfaces.

 

More challenging may include steeper slopes, rough ground or mud in wet weather. 

 

As grade 4 but may include one or two stiles and can be slightly faster in pace.