OneLife Suffolk offer over 200 free, volunteer-led Health Walks across the county. It’s a great way of getting more active, meeting new people and exploring the beautiful county. All walks are graded from 1-5 based on their difficulty, ensuring there is a walk suitable for everyone.
Due to COVID-19 all our health walks are listed on our website and you need to book in advance on to a walk as we are limiting the number of walkers who can attend to meet the government guidelines. You can find out about a walk via our website or by calling our client services team on 01473 718193
The UK government has announced that from 14 September social gatherings of more than 6 people will be banned in England – although there are some exemptions. The Ramblers organised walks such as our Health Walks are one of those exemptions.
We are very happy to confirm that Ramblers Walking for Health walks can continue to organise led walks for up to 30 people, as long as they follow the guidance to restart group walks in a COVID-secure way.
Ramblers and Walking for Health organised group walks are categorised as ‘outdoor physical activity events’. These are exempt from the latest restrictions, as we have already met the protocols, and put extra measures in place to reduce the risks of COVID-19.
Group walks of up to 30 people in England and Wales. Group walks in Scotland remain limited to 15 people from five households.
Our priority is to protect the health of our clients, supporters and volunteers so please follow our advice and there will be a requirement that you pre-book to join one of our walks you will be able to do this online or by calling 01473 718193.
To join one of our group walks, you must book in advance as spaces are limited. You can book here.
Before joining a walk, we strongly recommend reading Ramblers Restart: Taking part in COVID-safe walks, which has been put together in line with the latest government guidance.
Government guidelines are changing regularly so make sure you know where you can walk before making the trip.
Maintain good hygiene and physical distancing. If you begin to show COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19, you must self-isolate.
Be sensitive to rural communities if considering travelling further from home to walk. Make sure to follow the Countryside Code COVID-19 version (England and Wales)
We will keep you updated with the latest information the ramblers association response to the covid19 virus
The best way to contact us is to first check the website link for information.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Sport England have provided some useful ideas about how to stay active if you are at home. They can be accessed from their website on https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home
Thank you for your understanding and support, this is an unusual time for us all.