Walking for Health


Walk & Talk, hosted by South Hams CVS, offers you the chance to get active in the great outdoors. Walking can give great benefits to physical fitness and wellbeing and is a great way to explore your local area and make new friends. Walking for Health is a national initiative promoted by The Ramblers and MacMillan. In Devon, Public Health funding is allocated via Active Devon to support local organisations like CVS in developing and managing healthy walking schemes.

Walking is good for you!


Walking is probably the best free exercise you can have, and taking part in regular walks can:

Make you feel good

Give you more energy

Help you sleep better

Help reduce stress

Strengthen your heart

Reduce blood pressure

Help manage your weight

Achieve better mobility

Help make new friends


Where you can walk

There are six schemes in the South Hams, with weekly walks from Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Modbury, South Brent & Totnes. Walks are of different lengths to suit different abilities:

  • Level 1 walks are up to 30 minutes and suitable for those who do little or no physical exercise, or who are recovering from or managing an illness or injury.

  • Level 2 walks are of between 30-60 minutes and are suitable for people who do a small amount of exercise but wish to increase their activity levels.

  • Level 3 walks are of between 60-90 minutes and suitable for those who do a certain amount of physical activity and wish to improve their general fitness.

When you can walk

Dartmouth - Thursday mornings at 10:00 | Ivybridge - Tuesday & Thursday
mornings at 10:00am

Kingsbridge - Monday mornings at 09:45, Wednesday morning at 10:00,
Wednesday afternoons at 14:00

Modbury - Fortnightly Tuesdays at 10:00 | South Brent - Friday afternoons at 14:30

Totnes - Monday & Wednesday mornings at 11:00


How to become a volunteer walk leader

Walk & Talk schemes are operated by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers, without whom it would be impossible to promote walking for health within South Hams communities. We are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in leader training and becoming actively involved with their local walking group.


Further information

Visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk to download your local walks programme and for further details of how to join a walk near you, or contact South Hams Community Voluntary Service (CVS).

For information or help get in touch with us.
Contact: South Hams CVS | Tel: 01803 862266 | Email: wfh@southhamscvs.org.uk