Stirling Walking Network
Interested in finding a fun and easy way to get fit, lose weight and meet new friends? If yes, come along and join one of our walks.
The Stirling Walking Network project comprises of volunteer lead walks in local communities to increase the health and wellbeing of those who attend the walks. There is now a pathway of walks to take you from a gentle stroll to a more strenuous walk, enabling you to increase and maintain your fitness levels.
Who are the walks for? Everyone
Free beginner walks (average 2km) are for those who are new to walking or wanting to increase their activity levels and those who may be recovering from an illness or operation. These walks are usually on flat, even surfaces and last
between 30 - 45 minutes.
Paid longer walks (WALK FORWARD) - These walks (average 6-8km long) are for those who are looking for a more strenuous walk. These walks are at a faster pace, can be on uneven surfaces and have some small hills/inclines.
Paid Community Walks – West Stirling Villages – These walks (average 2-4km) are for regular walkers wanting some gentle exercise on reasonably flat, good surfaced paths.
New Walks from April 2013 - From 8th April 2013 every Monday morning we are introduction a new shorter walk, 30 minutes or less from the front entrance of the Stirling Community Hospital to cater for those people undergoing physiotherapy or recovering from an injury/illness. A great way to get back to fitness or take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle.
From 16th April on a Tuesday afternoon we are leading 45 minute walks at the University of Stirling along the Medal Route Paths, meeting at the reception area of the sports centre, walks will leave at 4.00pm & 5.00pm. Why no come along and try these new routes whilst your children are attending their classes.
Restart of Plean Walk April 2013
- PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP
Spring is just around the corner and Plean Country Park Walk Group will soon start their fourth season of health walks. The first walk will be on Monday 8th April at 1pm in the park and the walk leaders would welcome anyone who would like to join them to shake off winter and take some exercise in the outdoors.
The walks are open to all, run by fully qualified walk leaders and aimed at improving your fitness so whether you just haven't walked for a while or don't like to walk on your own these walks are for you. Enjoy a walk in beautiful surroundings, a safe environment, whilst increasing your fitness levels and meeting new people.
Walks leave at the same time every week at the Miner's Statue in the car park. Wear sturdy comfortable footwear, bring something to drink and dress for the weather.
If you require any further information please contact Fran Barr on 01786 812723.
Walk in the Park
- Callander - weekly short walks around Callander take place on a Tuesday morning & afternoon & also a Wednesday Evening and in Killin on a Wednesday morning. For details of Loch Lomond and Trossachs Walk in the Park please click link
. For further information please contact Cathy Scott, Co-ordinator Walk in the Park Project on 01877 330055.
Beginner Health Walks: Please arrive 10 minutes early on your first day in order to fill in a short health questionnaire. No need to book. These walks take place weekly in Plean Country Park, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Killearn, St. Ninians, the Stirling Community Hospital, Raploch and the City Centre as well as locations in the National Park. Please call Active Stirling on 0300 028 0101 to request the schedule or for further details.
Paid Longer Walks: Please purchase a walking card (details on the download). Walks will be stamped on your card. The card is valid for a year from date of purchase. Please see the timetable for payment details.
Volunteering: We are always looking for Volunteers. The best place to start is to attend a local beginner walk in order to get a feel for the project and then contact Tricia Cumming (see below) to discuss what is involved.
To find out more:
For the Stirling Walking Network's days, times, meeting points download the following document:
Alternatively, please contact Tricia Cumming on 0300 028 0101 or mobile
Walking is known to:
Benefit Mental Health
Improve Health and Fitness
Protect against Illness and Help Manage Weight.
Join us for a stroll, socialising and some fresh air. We look forward to seeing you!