Guided group walks are a chance to enjoy yourself outdoors, meet like-minded people, see more of your local area, and stay fit and healthy. There are many fantastic groups around the borough who offer these walks – all completely free of charge!
Where the Guided Walks are:
Stepping Out in Stockton
Stepping Out in Stockton have been delivering short guided walking groups for over 10 years. They offer a programme of free, local walks in Stockton-on-Tees, which take place every week throughout the year, with the exception of bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.
Mondays 10.30 am from outside Boyes. On the third Monday of each month meet at 10.00 am for a car share to different locations. All Billingham walks are unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggies. Stout footwear is advisable. All the walks are approximately 90 minutes in duration.
Mondays at 1.00 pm from outside Eaglescliffe Medical Centre. This walk is approximately 60 – 75 minutes in duration.
Tuesdays at 10.00 am from Ingleby Barwick Community Hall, Haresfield Way. Mainly on good paths but some walks unsuitable for buggies and wheelchairs. These walks are approximately 60 – 90 minutes in duration.
Tuesdays at 1.00 pm outside Norton Library. On the first Tuesday of each month meet at an alternative local location, Contact John on 0779 167 6257 for the meeting point. All Norton Library walks are unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggies. Stout footwear is advisable. These walks are approximately 1½ to 2 hours in duration. Please bring your bus pass as occasionally the walks may be a linear route.
Wednesdays at 9.30 am from the car park outside the White Water Centre. The walks are mainly along good paths and suitable for buggies and wheel chairs. The walk is approximately 60 – 90 minutes in duration.
Norton Medical Centre
Wednesdays at 1.30 pm from the bottom of the steps on Billingham Road near Norton Medical Centre. These walks are approximately 60 minutes in duration.
Newtown Resource Centre Durham Road
Thursdays at 10.00 am from reception area near Nancy’s Diner. These walks are approximately 60 minutes in duration.
Ragworth Neighbourhood Centre
Fridays at 10.00 am from reception area off St John’s Way. On the third Friday of each month these walks are replaced by Awaydays. These walks are approximately 60 minutes in duration.
Mondays at 1.00 pm from car park behind Elmtree Community Centre, Elmtree Avenue. The walk is approximately 60 minutes in duration.
Fridays at 10.00 am, The location varies from Stillington or a location nearby. Contact Pauline on 0779 892 5937 for he starting location. The walks are approximately 1½ to 2 hours in duration.
For further information about all of the walks contact Stepping Out in Stockton on 0752 832 6094, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk This Way
Walk this way are Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s guided walks. Enjoy the fresh air, sights and sounds of your local area with a fully qualified walk leader.
Wynard Woodland Park
Every first and third Wednesday of every month at 10 am. Meeting point is on the platform outside the Station House Team Room. The walk will take between 30-90 minutes depending on ability of the group.
Here’s a video showing what the walk is like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-eOJmLmQSc
Every Saturday starting at 10 am
Preston Park Museum and Grounds
Every Monday at 10 am
In order to find out more information about the guided walks contact Vicky Fawcett
Age UK deliver group walks right across Middlesbrough and Stockton, for anyone aged 50+. They’re 60-90 minutes long, you don’t need to book a place, and they have a café stop at the end.
They take place on Mondays and Thursdays, spread between Ropner Park, Preston Park, Yarm, Tees Barrage, Hemlington, Stewart’s Park and Fairy Dell. Below is a timetable for the 2021 walks.
Red Balloons Walk and Talk Groups
Red Balloons are a mental health support group, and they provide a range of “walk and talk” guided walking groups throughout the Tees Valley. Click here to jump to their website and find out more.