If you use assistive technology and require details of Health Walk providers in an accessible format please email info@pathsforall.org.uk.

Training for Health Walks in the community

We offer a range of training courses designed to give volunteers the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead Health Walks in their community.

Dementia Friendly Walking training

Our training is delivered by a skilled, expert team, passionate about getting Scotland walking.

Since 2002, we've trained over 14,500 volunteer Walk Leaders across Scotland. Without their dedication and enthusiasm, our Health Walk network would not be where it is today. If you're interested in getting involved, contact the Health Walk provider in your area.

We offer a range of training courses for people interested in improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland through walking. You will find more information on these courses below.

For booking all courses, you should be a member of our Scottish Health Walk Network or be in the process of joining. Please contact your local Development Officer to discuss this SHWN@pathsforall.org.uk

SHWN members can book training at www.pathsforall.org.uk/shwn-member-training. If you can’t find what you're looking for, or if you'd like to discuss bespoke training for your organisation, please get in touch with us at training@pathsforall.org.uk.

Health Walk Leader Training 

This course enables volunteers and staff to lead safe, welcoming, effective and enjoyable Health Walks in a community setting as part of a Scottish Health Walk Network provider.

Download Health Walk Leader Training overview

All Ability Health Walk Leader Training

This course is for Health Walk Leaders and Coordinators who would like more knowledge and skills in leading welcoming and more inclusive Health Walks for people of all abilities. This course aims to increase participants confidence in supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities, impairments and long-term conditions in Health Walks. It also aims to help participants to influence and deliver good practice, to communicate effectively, and to find out where to go for further information or support. The course is delivered by expert trainers from Scottish Disability Sport and is made up of two parts; an e-learning module and a follow up classroom session.

Download the All Ability Health Walk Training overview.

Dementia Friendly Walk Leader Training

Are you a trained Walk Leader? If so, you may like to consider upskilling in Dementia Friendly Walk Leader training to increase your knowledge and skills to deliver walks that are safe and enjoyable for people living with dementia. If your walking group would like to develop your health walk to become more accessible, you will be taking the first step to formalising your dementia friendly health walk with Paths for All. If applicable, please speak to your local Coordinator in the first instance with regards to accessing this training, otherwise please get in touch at SHWN@pathsforall.org.uk.

Download Dementia Friendly Walk Leader Training overview 

Strength and Balance Training for Walk Leaders 

This half day workshop explains why daily walking plus strength and balance activity provide the key to active older age. Walk Leaders will learn how to do simple Strength and Balance exercises that can be introduced to walkers to try at home and on Health Walks. Each delegate will receive a set of cue cards and 5 leaflets.

Download the Strength and Balance for Walk Leaders Training overview

For more information, please email training@pathsforall.org.uk or
call us on 01786 641851.