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					 Healthy Walks and
 Cycle Rides Programme
     How to find walk start points online
     1. Go to www.elmbridge.gov.uk/events
     2. Enter your postcode in either the green box
        or the shaded box at the bottom of the page
     3. Click ‘Go’
     4. Directions will be displayed with options to
       walk, drive or use public transport to get to
       the walk starting point



 1 January to 28 February 2011

In partnership with Natural England



Produced by Leisure and Cultural Services
December 2010
                                               Information page

Healthy Walks and Cycles Ride Programme
Healthy Walks are a great way to improve your health and fitness, while visiting
interesting places in our locality. You can also enjoy fresh air and meet new
people.

  How can walking benefit your health?
    For health benefits, you need to participate in an activity that will make
    you breathe more deeply and faster while making you feel warmer.
    Research suggests that if you do 10,000 accumulated walking steps
    every day, it can lead to significant health benefits. This can make you
    feel better, reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and
    offer many other benefits including:
      •     reducing high blood pressure (hypertension) and preventing
            or delaying the development of hypertension and

      •     helping to control and maintain a healthy body weight and
             helping to control and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Timings
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of the walk in order to register. New
walkers should allow 10 minutes to register and complete a health questionnaire.
Leaders will be at the meeting point 20 minutes prior to the start.
Although we do attempt to keep to the timing stated in this leaflet, a degree of
flexibility is needed. Stops for refreshments are usually for half an hour.
Did you know?
Many of our walks are on bus routes. Bus timetables are available from libraries,
post offices, the Civic Centre, Elmbridge Museum and other locations.
If you would like to become a volunteer leader, or would like more information
about the Healthy Walks Programme, visit www.elmbridge.gov.uk/health or
contact the Health Development Officer by emailing leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk
or calling 01372 474568.


                        If you would like a map booklet of meeting points
                        please call 01372 474568 or visit
                        ww.elmbridge.gov.uk/health - go to Walking in
                        Elmbridge and then follow the Healthy Walks link.
                                                        Information page
Speed rating
Each walk has a different speed rating. For the sake of other walkers - and the
continuity of the walk - please choose according to your ability, the grading and length
of time your selected walk takes. If you are a novice walker please choose a slow
walk.

                           Suitable if you are not confident that you can walk
                           continuously, if you feel you may need a rest or
     Very Slow
                           assistance en route. We endeavour to have
                           benches and rest stops around the route.

                           Suitable for those new to healthy walks, unfit or
       Slow                recovering from injury or illness - often referred by
                           their doctor. (One mile in 30 minutes)

                           Suitable for improving fitness, regular walkers and
                           people who are reasonably fit and can maintain a
      Moderate
                           steady pace (2 1/4 - 2 1/2 mph) for the duration of
                           the walk
                           Suitable for those making good progress and able
       Brisk               to walk a mile (1600 metres) in around 20 minutes.




 To assist you with the type of activities included in the walks we have a number
 of symbols to help you choose.


                                A
 Themed walk      Stiles    Optional     Refreshments Dogs allowed       Toilets at
                            refreshments en-route     on lead            meeting
                            afterwards                                   point
           Essential to book at least 24 hours beforehand. Please call
            01372 474568 to reserve your place.
            Figure of 8 - a walk in two parts. Passes starting point part
     8      way round, for those who prefer a shorter walk, or are new
            to exercise.
           Wheelchair accessible and suitable for other walking aids.
      Wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring drinking water to
      ensure you enjoy your walk or ride.
Date/time:   Sat 1 Jan 10.00-11.15                        Moderate        Flat
Route:       Woodland Gardens and Bushy Park
Meeting:
Leader:
             Pheasantry car park off Chestnut Avenue
             Susan                                        Map 18
                                                                             A
Date/time:   Mon 3 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                   Moderate        Slopes
Route:       Esher Common
Meeting:     Sandy Lane car park, Oxshott
Leaders:     Andrew, Susan                                Map 26

Date/time:   Tues 4 Jan 10.30-12.30                       Flat 10 miles off road
Route:       New Haw/Woking
Meeting:     New Haw Lock
Leaders:     Roy, Janet                                   Map 39

Date/time:   Tues 4 Jan 10.30-11.30                       Slow            Flat
Route:       Molesey Circular Walk
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Molesey Centre, School Road, KT8 0DN
             Andrew, David F.
                                                                             A
Date/time:   Wed 5 Jan 10.30-12.30                        Slow            Flat
Route:       Three Rivers
Meeting:     Hurst Meadows car park, Graburn Way, Molesey
Leaders:     Susan, Douglas                               Map 11

Date/time:   Wed 5 Jan 10.30-11.15                        Moderate Hilly Steps
Route:       Telegraph Hill
Meeting:     Telegraph Lane, Claygate, near allotments
Leaders:     David M, Liz                                 Map 41

Date/time:   Thurs 6 Jan 10.30-12 noon                    Slow            Slopes
Route:       Claygate Heritage Trail
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Claygate Centre, Elm Road, KT10 0EH
             Mavis, Jean                                  Map 97
                                                                             A
Date/time:   Thurs 6 Jan 10.30-12.15                      Brisk           Flat
Route:       Hogsmill and Tolworth Fields
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Ewell Court, Lakehurst Road, Ewell, KT19 0EB
             Richard, David G.
                                                                             A
  Be Active, More Often. Did you know you can join reduced cost
  exercise classes and gym sessions if your doctor thinks that exercise
  would be good for you? Telephone 01372 474574 for information.

Date/time:   Fri 7 Jan 10.30-12.30                           Brisk       Slopes
Route:       Star Pub to Horton Country Park
Meeting:
Leader:
             Star Pub car park, Kingston Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0DT
             David A.                                        Map 69
                                                                           A
Date/time:   Sat 8 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                    Moderate      Flat
Route:       Chertsey Abbey and Bourne River
Meeting:     Marina car park, Chertsey Meads
Leaders:     Susan, Claire W.                              Map 40

Date/time:   Sun 9 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                    Half hour slow Slopes
Route:       Molesey Heath                             8   1 hour moderate
Meeting:     Approach Road, Molesey, KT8 2LL
             Near heath gates, park garages side of road
Leaders:     John M, Suzanne                               Map 20

Date/time:   Mon 10 Jan 10.30 -12.15                      Moderate       Hilly
Route:       Ranmore Common
Meeting:     Far end of Woodlands Road, Effingham, KT23 4HJ
Leaders:     David G, Richard, David A.                   Map 16

Date/time:
Route:
             Mon 10 Jan 10.45-11.15/12.00 noon
             Two Panoramas
                                                       8Slow             Flat

Meeting:
Leaders:
             Pembroke Lodge car park, Richmond Park TW10 5HX
             Susan, Douglas                              Map 58
                                                                           A
Date/time:   Tues 11 Jan 10.30-11.30                       Slow          Flat
Route:       Molesey Circular Walk
Meeting:
Leader:
             Molesey Centre, School Road, KT8 0DN
             David F.
                                                                            A
Date/time:   Wed 12 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                  Moderate       Flat
Route:       Marneys Pond to Littleworth Common
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Marney’s Pond, Chestnut Avenue, Esher, KT10 8JN
             Sheila, David M.                             Map 51
                                                                            A
Date/time:   Thurs 13 Jan 11.00-13.00                     Moderate       Flat
Route:       Around Thorpe Park
Meeting:
Leader:
             The Red Lion, Village Road, Thorpe, TW20 8UE
             Mike
                                                                            A
  Running Club: Would you like to start running, but something holds
  you back? We offer a running club for absolute beginners.
  Contact the Health Development Officer for more details.
Date/time:   Fri 14 Jan 10.30-12.30                       Slopes              Brisk
Route:       Winter Nordic Walk
Meeting:     Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8LP
             Park in overflow car park                                         A
Leader:      David A.                Bring your own poles Map 22

Date/time:   Sat 15 Jan 10.30-12.30 (6 miles plus walk in garden)
Route:       Duke’s Meadows, Chiswick House Gardens
Meeting:     Mortlake Green, near station
             (train from Teddington at 10.05)
Leader:      Paul LCC (020 8977 4016)

Date/time:   Mon 17 Jan 10.30-12.30                          Flat 10 miles off road
Route:       Molesey/Weybridge
Meeting:     Sadlers Ride car park, Molesey
Leaders:     Roy, Janet                                      Map 11

Date/time:   Mon 17 Jan 11.00-13.00                          Brisk            Hilly
Route:       Chipstead Shuffle
Meeting:
Leader:
             Holly Lane car park
             Richard                                         Map 85
                                                                              A
Date/time:   Tues 18 Jan 10.30-11.30                         Slow             Flat
Route:       Molesey Circular Walk
Meeting:
Leader:
             Molesey Centre, School Road, KT8 0DN
             Andrew
                                                                              A
Date/time:   Wed 19 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                     Moderate         Slopes
Route:       Arbrook and Esher Commons
Meeting:     Arbrook Lane, car park, Claygate
Leaders:     David M, David A.                               Map 13

Date/time:   Thurs 20 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                  Moderate          Flat
Route:       Bushy Park
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Pheasantry Cafe car park,off Chestnut Ave, Bushy Park
             Andrew, Susan                              See Map 18
                                                                               A
Date/time:   Fri 21 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                    Moderate          Slopes
Route:       Epsom Downs Circular
Meeting:     7 Furlong Marker car park, Epsom Racecourse
             KT18 5PU (take track inside perimeter fence at
             roundabout near Tattenham Corner car park)
Leaders:     Virginia, Richard, David G.                    Map 5
 Be Active, More Often. Did you know your doctor can refer you to
 exercise classes at Xcel Leisure Centre? Telephone 01372 474574
 or email leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk for more information.

Date/time:   Sat 22 Jan 10.45-12.00 noon                   Moderate           Slopes
Route:       Chatley Heath
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Boldermere car park, Old Lane, Cobham, near kiosk
             Susan, Claire W.                              Map 37
                                                                                 A
Date/time:   Sun 23 Jan 10.30-11.15                        Moderate           Hilly
Route:       Telegraph Hill
Meeting:     Telegraph Lane allotments, Claygate, KT10 0DY
Leader:      John M.                                       Map 41

Date/time:   Mon 24 Jan 10.30-12.30                           Brisk           Slopes
Route:       Three Commons
Meeting:     Sandy Lane car park, Oxshott
Leaders:     David A, Andrew, Gordon                          Map 26

Date/time:   Tues 25 Jan 10.30-11.30                          Slow            Flat
Route:       Molesey Circular Route
Meeting:     Molesey Centre, School Lane, KT8 0DN
Leader:      David F.                                                           A
Date/time:   Wed 26 Jan 10.30-12.15                       Moderate            Flat
Route:       Downside and Cobham with Tour of Cobham Mill
Meeting:     Downside Bridge car park, Cobham KT11 3LP
Leaders:     David G, Liz, David A, Gordon                Map 34

Date/time:   Thurs 27 Jan 10.30-12.30                           Moderate, slow on slopes
Route:       Painshill Park including tower (optional 99 steps)
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Painshill car park, Cobham, KT11 1JE
             Susan, Andrew                                      Map 21
                                                                                A
Date/time:   Thurs 27 Jan 11.00-14.00                         Moderate        Flat
Route:       Laleham to Staines
             with optional curry lunch (1 hour) en route
Meeting:     Notcutts Garden Centre, Staines Road
             Laleham, TW18 2SF
Leader:      Mike

Date/time:   Fri 28 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                      Slow            Slopes
Route:       Oxshott Heath and Littleheath
Meeting:     Sandy Lane car park, Oxshott
Leader:      David M.                                         Map 26
      Wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring drinking water to
      enjoy your walk or ride fully.

Date/time:   Sat 29 Jan 10.30-11.15                       Moderate           Hill
Route:       One Tree Hill and Hill Park Rose Nursery
Meeting:     Squire’s Garden Centre, Woodstock Lane North
             Long Ditton
                                                                                A
Leader:      Suzanne                                      Map 24

Date/time:   Mon 31 Jan 10.30-12.00 noon                      Moderate       Slopes
Route:       Horsell Common and Fairoaks airport
Meeting:     Shores Road car park, Horsell
Leader:      David G.                                         Map 62

Date/time:   Mon 31 Jan 10.30-12.30                   8 miles Easy/Moderate Hills
Route:       Cobham/Oxshott
Meeting:     Downside Bridge, Cobham
Leaders:     Roy, Janet                                       Map 34

Date/time:   Tues 1 Feb 10.30-11.30                           Slow           Flat
Route:       Molesey Circular Walk
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Molesey Centre, School Road, KT8 0DN
             Mike, David F.
                                                                               A
Date/time:   Wed 2 Feb 10.45-12.00 noon                      Moderate        Flat
Route:       Woodland Gardens and Bushy Park
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Pheasantry Cafe car park, off Chestnut Ave, Bushy Park
             Susan, David A.                            See Map 18
                                                                                A
Date/time:   Thurs 3 Feb 10.30-12.00 noon                     Slow           Slopes
Route:       Arbrook Common and Swan Green
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Claygate Centre, Elm Road, KT10 0EH
             Jean, Mavis                                      Map 97           A
Date/time:   Fri 4 Feb 10.30-12.00                            Moderate       Slopes
Route:       Three ponds
Meeting:     Sandy Lane car park, Oxshott
Leaders:     David A, David M.                                Map 26

Date/time:   Sat 5 Feb 10.30-11.00 then 11.00-11.45           Very Slow/Slow Flat
Route:       Hurst Meadows and towpath                        WC at Molesey Lock
Meeting:     Hurst Meadows car park, Graburn Way
Leaders:     Susan, Douglas                                   Map 11            8
    Have you done 30 minutes of activity on five separate days this week?
    Struggling to achieve this? See the back page to find out how we can help you
    with a regular exercise programme.


Date/time:   Mon 7 Feb 10.45-13.15                          Moderate Steps Slopes
Route:       Richmond Riverside and Green                   4.5 miles
Meeting:     Ham Riverside car park
Leaders:     Susan, Virginia                                Map 50

Date/time:   Tues 8 Feb 10.30-11.30                         Slow            Slopes
Route:       Molesey Circular Walk
Meeting:
Leader:
             Molesey Centre, School Road, KT8 0DN
             David F.
                                                                               A
Date/time:   Wed 9 Feb 11.00-13.00                          Slow            Flat
Route:       Towpath to Chertsey Bridge
Meeting:     Public car park by Thames Court Hotel, Shepperton, TW17 9LJ
Leader:      Sheila                                         Map 12

Date/time:   Thurs 10 Feb 11.00-13.00                     Moderate          Slopes
Route:       Bishopsgate to the Village
Meeting:     Bishopsgate Road, Englefield Green, TW20 0XY
Leader:      Mike                                         Map 77

Date/time:   Thurs 10 Feb 10.30-12.15                       Moderate        Slopes
Route:       Epsom Downs to Walton on the Hill
Meeting:     7 Furlong Marker car park, Epsom Racecourse
             KT18 5PU (take track inside perimeter fence at                   A
             roundabout near Tattenham Corner car park)
Leaders:     Richard, David G.                              Map 5

Date/time:   Thurs 10 Feb 10.30-11.00 / 12.00               Very Slow        Flat
Route:       To the Community cafe. 1 mile each way.
Meeting:     Far end Arethusa car park, Bushy Park
Leader:      Susan                                          Map 18

Date/time:   Fri 11 Feb 10.30-12.00 noon                    Slow            Slopes
Route:       Arbrook and Esher Commons
Meeting:     Arbrook Lane car park, Claygate, KT10 9EJ
Leader:      David M.                                       Map 13

Date/time:   Sun 13 Feb 10.30-12.00 noon Half hour slow, 1 hour moderate Slopes
Route:       Molesey Heath
Meeting:     Approach Road, Molesey, KT8 2LL
             (parking on garages side of road)
                                                                        8
Leader:      John M.
    Wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring drinking water to
    enjoy your activities more.

Date/time:   Mon 14 Feb 103.0-12.30                        9 miles option of 1 steep hill
Route:       Wisley
Meeting:     Boldermere, Old Lane, Cobham
Leaders:     Roy, Janet                                        Map 37

Date/time:   Tues 15 Feb 10.30-11.30                           Slow             Flat
Route:       Molesey Circular Walk
Meeting:
Leader:
             Molesey Centre, School Road, KT9 0DN
             Mike
                                                                                   A
Date/time:   Wed 16 Feb 10.45-12.15                      Moderate               Slopes
Route:       To East Sheen Common and Gate
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Pembroke Lodge car park, Richmond Park, KT10 5HX
             Susan, Liz                                  Map 58
                                                                                   A
Date/time:   Thurs 17 Feb 10.30-12.00 noon                     Slow             Slopes
Route:       Oxshott Heath and Littleheath
Meeting:     Sandy Lane car park, Oxshott
Leaders:     David M, David G.                                 Map 26

Date/time:   Fri 18 Feb 10.30-12.00 noon                    Moderate            Slopes
Route:       Woods and Meadows
Meeting:     Opposite British Volunteer Pub, Brooklands Close
             Heath Road, Weybridge
                                                                                   A
Leaders:     Raye, David G.

Date/time:   Sat 19 Feb 10.15-12.30                     10 miles Steep hill-ride/walk
Route:       Isabella Plantation, via Teddington Lock
             Return via Kingston
Meeting:     Teddington Station, East Side in Station Road
Leader:      Paul LCC (020 8977 4016)

Date/time:   Sat 19 Feb 9.30-11.30 walk for 1 hour or 2.       Moderate         Flat
Route:       Hampton Court and Woodland Gardens
Meeting:
Leader:
             Arethusa car park, Bushy Park
             Suzanne                                            Map 18
                                                                                    8
Date/time:   Mon 21 Feb 10.30-12.30                            Brisk            Slopes
Route:       Winter Nordic Walk
Meeting:
Leader:
             Garsons Farm, West End, Esher, KT10 8CP
             David A.             Bring your own poles         Map 22
                                                                                   A
     Be Active More Often, and encourage others as well.
     Why not introduce a friend to the Healthy Walks and
     Cycle Rides Programme?
Date/time:   Tues 22 Feb 10.30-11.30                         Slow            Flat
Route:       Molesey Circular Route
Meeting:
Leader:
             Molesey Centre, School Road, KT9 0DN
             David F.                                                         A
Date/time:   Wed 23 Feb 10.30-12.15                        Moderate Hill Steps
Route:       Pyrford
Meeting:     Lane opposite Wyllie & Marr, Ripley, GU23 6AR
Leader:      David G.                                      Map 56

Date/time:   Wed 23 Feb 10.30-11.00/11.45                First half slow, then moderate
Route:       Whiteley Village
Meeting:
Leaders:
             Whiteley Village, Sanctuary car park, KT12 4ED
             Susan, Sheila                                   Map 27     8 A
Date/time:   Thurs 24 Feb 11.00-12.30                        Moderate        Flat
Route:       Molesey Heath
Meeting:     Mill Road, Esher, KT10 8AL
Leaders:     Mike, Sheila                                    Map 36

Date/time:   Fri 25 Feb 10.30-12.00 noon                     Moderate        Slopes
Route:       Oxshott Heath and Littleheath
Meeting:     Sandy Lane car park, Oxshott
Leaders:     David M, David A                                Map 26

Date/time:   Sun 27 Feb 10.30-11.15 / 12.00 noon      45 mins slow: 45 mins moderate
Route:       One Tree Hill and Love Lane
Meeting:     Squire’s Garden Centre car park.
             Woodstock Lane North, Long Ditton
                                                                8             A
Leaders:     John M, Suzanne                                 Map 24

Date/time:   Mon 28 Feb Cycle                             10.5 miles 2 moderate hills
Route:       Esher Common / Stoke D’Abernon
Meeting:     Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, Esher
Leaders:     Roy, Janet                                   Map 2

Date/time:   Mon 28 Feb 10.45-11.45                          Moderate Slopes, Steps
Route:       Longy Ridge and Black Pond
Meeting:     Copsem Lane car park, Esher
Leaders:     Susan, David A.                                 Map 43
                           5 x 30
30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week is all it takes to
improve your health.

The Health Development Team are able to advise you on exer-
cise and nutrition for both adults and children.

We offer a wide selection of courses to suit all levels of activity.
We focus on activity classes for those less fit whether, you
have health issues or not.

In 2011 we will also be starting a new exercise class for the
“Fitter, over 50’s” aimed at increasing fitness of those who are
already active and healthy and want to take their fitness a step
further.

For further information, contact the Health Development Officer
on 01372 474574, Email leisure@elmbridge.gov.uk or
Visit www.elmbridge.gov.uk/health

				
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