Walk for Health

Mole Valley is under national lockdown restrictions. In line with the latest government and Ramblers Association guidance, all health walks can resume in Mole Valley. 

Further guidance on Sport and Exercise can be found on the GOV.UK website.

The walks timetable will resume from Tuesday 6th April. 

Tuesday 6th April - Dorking Walk
Wednesday 7th April - North Holmwood
Thursday 8th April - Leatherhead

Bumps to buggies is term time only so the start date will be Wednesday 21st April.

Walk For Health Scheme

The Walk for Health scheme is a programme of fun, free and accessible volunteer-led walks, bringing people together to socialise and motivate one another.

The walks last between 30 - 90 minutes, ideal for anyone who would like to start becoming more active or keep fit and healthy. Walking can help us to feel happier and healthier, reducing the risk of heart disease and conditions such as breast cancer and dementia.

The scheme is part of the National Walking for Health network which currently has 70,000 regular walkers taking part across the country. We are passionate about setting up health walks in the beautiful district of Mole Valley. Just bring yourself, comfortable shoes and clothing, sunglasses and a bottle of water on sunny days and an umbrella and waterproofs if raining.

If you would be interested in joining us on future walks then please get in touch and we will keep you informed as our programme develops.

Walk for Health walkers can get a 30% discount when they join the Ramblers.

Timetable of Walks

Dorking

When: Tuesdays 10.30am (every week)

Meet: Outside reception, Mole Valley District Council Offices, RH4 1SJ

Duration: 60 minutes

Walk Leader: Estelle Holmes/ Stephanie Christensen

Booking contact: wellbeing@molevalley.gov.uk

North Holmwood

When: Wednesdays 10.30am (1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month)

Meet: Inholms Car Park, North Holmwood, RH5 4HH

Duration: 90 minutes

Walk Leader: Rosemary Hobbs and Sue Cox

Booking contact: wellbeing@molevalley.gov.uk

Buckland

When: Thursdays 10.30am (3rd Thursday of the month)

Meet: Rectory Lane Buckland War Memorial, RH3 7BH

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Walk Leader: Mandy Cooper

Booking contact: mandycooper1@yahoo.co.uk

Brockham

When: Thursdays 10.30am (1st Thursday of the month)

Meet: Dorking Rugby Club Car Park, Brockham Big Field, RH3 7LZ

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Walk Leader: John Hartley

Booking contact: johnrlhartley309@gmail.com

Diabetes

When: 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of the month in Leatherhead. 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at Denbies Wine Estate. All walks begin at 10am. 

Meet: 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday meet at The Swan Centre, Leatherhead, KT22 8AH. 2nd & 4th Monday of the month meet at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA. Meet in car park opposite farm shop and look for walk leader. 

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Walk Leader: Laura 

Booking contact: To book your place contact Laura on 07954 013496 or email ldwalk1@virginmedia.com 

Bumps to Buggies

Please note: THE MEADOWBANK PARK WALK IS FOR "BUMPS" ONLY AND THE NORTH HOLMWOOD COMMON WALK IS FOR "BUGGIES"

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at Meadowbank Park. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at North Holmwood Common. All walks begin at 10.30am. 

Meet: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month meet outside Meadowbank cafe, RH4 1LB. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month meet at Inholms car park, RH5 4JU.

Duration: 60 minutes 

Walk Leader: Jenny Parsons

Booking contact: Please contact Jenny on their Facebook page.

Bookham Common 

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. 

Meet: Tunnel car park, KT23 3JG

Duration: 60 mins

Walk Leader: Estelle Holmes will lead the 2nd walk of the month and Rekha will lead the 4th walk of the month.

Denbies Vineyard

When: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 10.30am

Meet: Denbies car park, farm shop, RH5 6AA

Duration: 60 mins

Walk Leader: Rosemary Horton

Leatherhead (Norbury Park and River Mole)

When: Thursdays at 10.30am

Meet: Leatherhead Leisure Centre Reception, KT22 9BL. Gather further along and away from the reception area / doors at Leatherhead

Duration: 60 - 90 mins

Walk Leader: Rota of volunteers

Changes and additional walks

Please be aware of the new parking arrangements for Brockham and Buckland walks.

Volunteer Walk Leaders Needed

We currently have more than 20 volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, all with a shared passion for walking! We can only set up new walks and develop our programme with the help of volunteers. Each walk has a Volunteer Walk Leader and Back Marker to enable each walker to go at a pace that is comfortable for them. Training, support and equipment is provided for all volunteers. If you are enthusiastic about walking, would like to help others get active and can give one morning, afternoon or evening a week then why not get in touch? Walks can take place anywhere in Mole Valley, during the daytime or evening and are a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

For more information, please contact Estelle Holmes at estelle.holmes@molevalley.gov.uk or 01306 879292.