Buggy Walks are a fun way for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to meet new people, chat and share experiences on a safe and welcoming walk led by trained walk leaders.
Benefits of Buggy Walks
- Meeting other parents
- Improved mood and reduced anxiety
- Socialising and sharing experiences
- Being active and feeling fitter
- A free activity to join
- Setting healthy habits for children
- Getting out the house
- Getting to know local buggy friendly routes
- Being out in fresh air, outdoors and amongst nature
Health professionals can refer Buggy Walks to patients and clients who could benefit from the social, mental and physical health improvements our walkers experience.
Read our story on an award-winning Buggy Walk project which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary
Buggy Walks in Your Area
Parents with buggies (and everyone else!) are welcome on any of over 670 Health Walks across Scotland. Below we have listed specific Buggy and Family Walks.
- Kemnay Buggy Walk, Aberdeenshire, with Positive Steps Kemnay
- Scalloway with Walk Scalloway & Walk da Rock Shetland
- Lasswade, Midlothian with Mums Walk Midlothian (note this is a peer led group)
- Dundee with Dundee Pram Pushing Walks
- Bonnybridge Buggy Walk, Falkirk, with Step Forth
- Helix Buggy Walk, Falkirk, with Step Forth
- Polmont Buggy Walk, Falkirk, with Step Forth,
- Stenhousemuir Buggy Walk, Falkirk, with Step Forth
- Raploch Buggy Walk with Active Stirling
- Bannockburn Buggy Walk with Active Stirling
- Bridge of Allan Buggy Walk with Active Stirling
- Dunblane Buggy walk with Active Stirling
- Whitelee Stroller Striders, Eaglesham, East Renfewshire
- Linwood, Renfewshire with Toddle Tots
- Pitsligo & St John’s School, Aberdeenshire, family/intergenerational walk
- Merkinch Family Centre, Inverness, with P4W (note this is a closed walk for parents involved in the Merkinch Family Centre Parent Group only)
The following projects plan to offer buggy walks soon, contact them to get involved
- Forres with Walk Moray
- Elgin with Walk Moray
- Burnfoot, Scottish Borders with Walk It
- Leith, Edinburgh with Dr Bell’s Family Centre
- Midlothian with The Breastfeeding Network
Interested in starting up a new Buggy Walk?
You can join one of our Walk Leader training courses which take place all over Scotland. You will learn about the benefits of being active, what the roles and responsibilities of a walk leader are, and how to plan and risk assess safe walking routes for your group. Visit our training pages to find out about courses and booking information. If you can’t see a course in your area, please email our training team who will be happy to help.
Our friends at Outside the Box put together an excellent resource Setting Up Buggy Walks full of hints and tips on setting up buggy walks
Maree Morrison, Whitelee Countryside Ranger shares her three top tips on starting a new buggy walk in the below film.