Walk on Hebrides

Project contact

Local Authority
Western Isles
Contact Details
Karen Peteranna
01851 76 2015
karen.peteranna@nhs.net
Web address
http://www.promotionswi.scot.nhs.uk/?page_id=488

When & Where

Please see the individual walks below for times and locations

The Walk on Hebrides walking project provides opportunities for people across the Outer Hebrides to be physically active through Health Walks.

A Health Walk is a short, social, local, low-level led walk that can be adapted to suit the needs of the walkers. Health Walks are free and can be anything from 10-60 minutes. Participants can start off small and increase their pace and distance over time.

Walking is a simple way to increase physical activity. It's an all-round great activity for all ages and fitness levels, which can improve health, help with weight loss, make you feel good and it's free: you just need some comfy shoes!

Macmillan Cancer Support approved Cancer Friendly Health Walks are offered in partnership with Move More Western Isles. Walk Leaders on these walks are trained to support those attending who are affected by cancer; people living with cancer, their friends, family and carers.

Some Health Walk Leaders can undertake simple strength and balance exercises with walkers, which can help to promote independence and reduce the risk of falls.

To find a Health Walk near you visit: https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/walking-for-health/health-walks/health-walk-projects-in-your-area/walk-project/walk-on-hebrides

For further information please contact:

Lewis and Harris: Karen Peteranna, NHSWI Health Improvement Practitioner, tel. (01851) 762017 or email: karen.peteranna@nhs.net

Uist & Barra: Marion Matheson, NHSWI Health Improvement Practitioner, tel. (01870) 602 588 or email: marion.matheson1@nhs.net

Health Walks within this project

Walk on Hebrides

Balivanich Walk

Day:
Tuesday
Time:
12:00
Info

Buggy Buddies

Day:
Thursday
Time:
13:30
Info

Daliburgh Walk & Talk

Day:
Friday
Time:
11.30
Info

Get on Track

Day:
Wednesday
Time:
13.15
Info

HMCSG walk

Day:
Saturday
Time:
10.00
Info

Kinloch Walks

Day:
Thursday
Time:
10:45
Info

Laxdale Community Walk

Day:
Saturday
Time:
11:00
Info

Neuro Hebrides

Day:
Monday
Time:
1:30pm
Info

North Harris Health Walk

Day:
Thursday
Time:
12.00
Info

Pairc Health Walks

Day:
Tuesday
Time:
11:00
Info

Uists Buggy Buddies

Day:
Wednesday
Time:
11am
Info

Walks in Pairc

Day:
Saturday
Time:
11am
Info