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Buggy walks

Our buggy walks are a free sociable activity for parents and grandparents of very young children. Walking with a group is a great way to make new friends, explore your local area and get fit whilst having fun.

Walks are between 45 minutes and an hour. Join us afterwards for a cuppa and a chat.

There will always be a buggy walk leader waiting come rain or shine.

There’s no need to book, just come along.  All parents, grandparents and carers are welcome.

 

1st week of the month 2nd week of the month 3rd week of the month 4th week of the month
Mondays

Yate

10am set off

Yate library

44 West Walk
BS37 4AX

 

Yate

10am set off

Yate library

44 West Walk
BS37 4AX

 
 Mondays

 Bitton

10am set off

Outside café

Bitton Station

Bath Road

BS30 6HD

Bitton

10am set off

Outside café

Bitton Station

Bath Road

BS30 6HD

Wednesdays

Kingsmeadow

10am set off

Kingsmeadow Community Flats

19 Barrington Close
BS15 4QD

Going on a buggy walk

Walking for Health’s buggy walks are a free sociable activity for parents/ grandparents of very young children. Walking with a group is a great way to make new friends, explore your local area and get fit whilst having fun.

Walking after giving birth

A common question is ‘how soon after giving birth can I go on a walk?’ This is very much dependant on the individual and how active you were before becoming pregnant and during your pregnancy. However, as soon as you feel ready it’s a great idea to get the baby in the pushchair and start walking.

The first few walks you may want to stick to flat routes but as your body strengthens, you can start to think about speeding up and including some hills in your walk. It will help to make you feel better emotionally and prepare your body for further exercise. If in any doubt, consult with your GP, midwife and/or health visitor.

Safety first

Our buggy walks have been created, tested and risk assessed.  Although our walks are suitable for pushchairs and are mainly on flat ground, they can contain some hills, gravel paths and can be muddy in places should there have been heavy rainfall.

We advise that you come prepared with suitable footwear, a waterproof jacket and a rain cover for your buggy and a bottle of water and sun protection on hot days.

Walking is not generally considered a dangerous activity but there are some things to be aware of in order to stay safe and well.

If you haven’t been before and would like to ask any questions please contact us.

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