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Cycling, walking and running

Walking

Following the latest Government announcement of further national restrictions being introduced, we are having to suspend Get Wiltshire Walking from Thursday 5 November until further notice. We will be following the government's updates closely and hope to welcome you back to the groups as soon as we are able to do so.

Get Wiltshire Walking is a Public Health funded project which aims to ensure every community within the county has access to a FREE weekly led walk. Each walk has its regular starting venue on the same day and time each week. We try to vary the routes each week and always ensure that the slowest walkers are looked after. Get Wiltshire Walking shows details of the walks.

Our free, graded weekly walking groups are lead by fully qualified walk leaders. Friendly and fun, they are a great opportunity to get fit, meet new people and get to know your local area.

Sorry no dogs, other than sensory dogs, allowed.

Our walks will be returning i after lockdown. At this time they will only be open to previously registered walkers. Our Walk-Coordinators will be in touch with these walkers with the programme schedule.

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Testimonials from walkers

Get Wiltshire Walking has generated so many amazing testimonials from walkers - read more of their stories below:

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Running

Beginners running courses

Running Wiltshire operates a series of Beginners Running Courses throughout the year at various locations across Wiltshire. These courses, delivered by Amy Chalke (Wiltshire Councils Run Activator), adapt a sofa to 5km approach through a combination of walking, jogging and running. Since 2018 courses have been delivered at:

  • Stanley Park, Chippenham
  • St Peter's School
  • Amesbury
  • Melksham
  • Tidworth
  • Pewsey

The sessions are designed to allow the group to have the skills to carry on running once the 10 week course is complete.

Following the latest Government announcement of further national restrictions being introduced, we are having to suspend the face to face Beginners Running Course from Thursday 5 November. However this will continue virtually via the Active Wiltshire Facebook page.

If you are interested in finding out more about the courses email Amy at Amy.Chalk@wiltshire.gov.uk or alternatively complete a registration form below for our current or upcoming courses in 2020.

Registration form

Complete the Running registration form below and email to Amy.Chalk@wiltshire.gov.uk, Wiltshire Council's Running Activator.

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Running opportunities in Wiltshire

Wiltshire has a thriving running community and there are numerous groups across the county which are organised by trained leaders. These groups are very welcoming and are a great social environment in which people of any fitness level can participate in running. As a council we strive to support these groups and established clubs to offer sessions from the complete beginner to the elite runner.

Amy Chalk, Run Activator, helps and supports the run leaders within these groups as well as initiating new groups and running opportunities across the county. We hope you find the information below helpful to finding a running group in your area.

School gate runs

A social session for complete beginners to start exercising straight after the school drop off.

Bring the buggy if required and join us at the school gate for a 45 minute active session. 

If you would like more information or advice contact your Wiltshire Activator, Amy Chalk.

Email: Amy.Chalk@wiltshire.gov.uk  Phone: 07917213726

Cycling

Find out all you need to know to get cycling in Wiltshire.