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Closer to Home - all our Stoke walks 

We run a series of walks around Stoke-on-Trent open to all ages and abilities. Most walks are grouped by area: Stoke North, Stoke Central & West, Stoke Central & East and Stoke South.

Printable timetable of all our area walks:  Area Walks Timetable

There are also 'City Strollers' walks for stroke survivors, 'Lifestyle' walks for those referred by their GP or nurse and day centre walks for people with disabilities. Click on any of the links under Our Walking Groups opposite, to find out more about the different kinds of walk and the areas where we walk.

 

 

Getting Started

You can increase the amount of walking you do by simply thinking ahead and planning your day. Allowing a little extra time for things like shopping, collecting the children from school, visiting friends and getting to appointments will mean that you can build a short walk into most of your usual activiites. You will notice what is going on around you more and rely less on the car, buses or a lift.

If you have a bit more time to spare, stepping out with your local walking group will help you feel better,  reduce stress and make new friends. It can also improve your sleep, reduce your blood pressure and help keep your heart and other muscles strong.

These walks are also a way of getting to know the city and its surroundings better. It is surprising how often our walkers discover hidden footpaths, green spaces and places of interest in their locality that they had no idea were there. If you have children or grandchildren and want them to discover the pleasures of walking too, you will enjoy passing on this new knowledge in the time you spend with them. Stoke-on-Trent is one of the cities with the largest area of parks and green spaces in the UK.

What to expect on our walks

You can join any of our area walks (Stoke North, South, East and West) simply by turning up at the meeting place, there is no need to phone beforehand unless you need more information.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to your first walk to register.
  • Most walks have short (30 minutes to 1hr) and longer options.
  • Please inform the leaders of your preference and, if you are uncertain how far you can walk,
    request a starter walk of 10-15 minutes.
  • Comfortable, sensible shoes and clothing to match the weather forecast are advised.
  • Alternative paved routes are walked in wet weather.
  • Children under 16 and dogs are welcome, but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • All walks are led by volunteers and may be subject to change

Timetables for walks in the four areas of the city can also be viewed and printed off separately:

Stoke North Walks

The current timetable for Stoke North can be viewed, downloaded and printed here

Stoke South Walks

The timetable for walks in Stoke South can be found here

Stoke Central and West

The timetable for walks in Stoke West can be found here

Stoke Central and East

The timetable for walks in Stoke East can be found here