The Walking For Health programme is run throughout the district by the
Sport and Leisure Department at Teignbridge District Council.
volunteer walk leaders take groups out on local walks all of which
have been risk assessed in advance. The volunteers have all also
undergone First Aid training.
Walks are graded according to the ability of the
walker. In Kingsteignton we have volunteers who take 3 different
1. Mondays at 10.30 – a walk for fitter people that can walk
for an hour or so at a reasonable speed
2. Mondays at 10.30 – a slightly slower and shorter walk for those
who are reasonably fit but want to walk more gently
3. Wednesdays at 10.30 – a shorter walk for those who want a gentle
These walks are based from Kingsteignton Medical Practice but their
starting point is often at a mutually agreed alternative location
i.e. the Wednesday
walk meets alternately at the surgery and the Hackney Marsh car
park with a trip out most months on the bus to Stover Park, Exeter
here for details of this month’s walks or look out
for posters in the surgery or ring the KingsCare office.
All walks stop for refreshments in a café along the way and many
friendships are formed as people walk along.