Health Walk Leader Training

From Wednesday 18th March we are suspending all Health Walks for Health activities – including group walks, social activities and other meetings.  All these activities must stop until further notice and at least until the 31st May, subject to further developments.  This also applies to Walk Leader training sessions, these are to be suspended immediately until further notice and at least until 31st May, subject to further developments.

The Volunteer Walk Leader training is a free one-day course for anyone who would like to volunteer to lead walks or be a backmarker for the Walking for Health scheme, provided locally by OneLife Suffolk.

Walking for Health is England’s most extensive network of health walk schemes and helps all kinds of people to lead a more active lifestyle. Our walks are led by friendly and specially trained volunteers who, along with fellow walkers, provide all the advice and encouragement a new walker needs to build fitness at a pace that’s right for them. In just a short time, a small amount of regular exercise can significantly improve a person’s health, well-being and confidence and from what our walkers tell us, there’s plenty of laughter to be heard on our walks.

Once you have completed the training day you will:


  • Be invited to biannual meetings and receive update training
  • Receive support from your health walk coordinator and fellow volunteers
  • Have the option to lead/backmark a group or buddy up with new walkers
  • Be part of England’s most extensive network of health walk schemes

Help people to get active and live healthier lives

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