Diabetes walks

Date: 

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021

Improve your health and wellbeing with free social walks in Epsom and Ewell

The council are running a free 12-week social walks programme in the borough. The walks, although primarily aimed at those with diabetes to help improve their health and wellbeing, are open to anyone who would like to take part and get active.

Starting on Monday 26 July until Thursday 14 September, the local twice weekly walks will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 10.30am – 11.30am in Nonsuch Park.

To register your interest, visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/walks or call 01372 732000. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The walks will be led by an experienced and friendly walk leader, who is insured and first aid trained. The group will meet for 12 weeks and participants will need to be able to commit to two walks a week for eight weeks and then once a week for the last four weeks. The local scenic walks will be gentle and will last for up to 50 minutes with regular breaks.

Participant’s weight and blood pressure will be measured at the start of the first walk so they can find out their progress over the course of the programme. At the end of the 12-week programme, participants will also be signposted to health walks in the borough as well as other similar activities to help them to continue improve their lifestyle.

Councillor Alex Coley, Chair of the Community and Wellbeing Committee said, “The Council’s diabetes walks programme in 2019 had a 100% success rate in decreasing participants weight and blood pressure.

Walking has many benefits and, we are delighted to be once again offering these free, fun and social walks to help participants improve their physical and mental wellbeing. So, if you are looking for a friendly way to get active, sign up for these walks today!”