Cycling, walking and running

Walking

Get Wiltshire Walking walks will commence a phased return starting from the 4 May 2021.  At the moment only walkers who are already registered on the Get Wiltshire Walking programme will be able to attend. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

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.

August 2021 GWW leaflet (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)

Testimonials from walkers

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

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Public rights of way

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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.

10 week beginners courses will be starting in Amesbury and Salisbury on Thursday 13 May 2021.

Beginners Running Amesbury (PDF) [6MB] (opens new window)

Beginners Running Salisbury (PDF) [6MB] (opens new window)

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 2021.

Registration form

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

Running registration form (PDF) [85KB] (opens new window)

Taking the next step...

If you've successfully completed a couch to 5km running programme or one of our beginner running programmes, you might want to consider a running event as your next challenge. Calne Community Campus host their Clock Change Challenge every March and October to mark the start and end of British Summer Time, providing a 5km, 10km and children's fun run distance of 1.5km. It's a fun, community event and the ideal event to take your running to the next level. 

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.

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.