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Local Walking Groups


Kirklees walking is a joint project of WfH and Kirklees Council providing a varied programme of health walks designed to get local people into regular walking. The walks are led by trained volunteers and are suitable for all ages and abilities, particularly if you have not walked regularly for some time. They are also a great way to meet new people and enjoy a chat whilst doing something that can benefit your heath in the fresh air.

The health walks range from half an hour, up to an hour and an hour and a half in duration at a steady pace, if you need something a bit more challenging we also offer "health walk plus walks" which go for a bit longer and at a faster pace. Don't worry no one gets left behind so come and give it a go.

On our Sunday walks, we usually meet opposite Greenhead Park bottom gates (Trinity Street/Park Avenue junction), Huddersfield, at 9 am. If we are traveling a long distance to start walking or the walk is a long one, we can meet at 8 am or 8.30 am. We travel to the start of the walk using member's cars and share the cost of the fuel.
We produce a syllabus for Spring/Summer and a further one for Autumn/Winter. Dogs are not allowed on rambles. As we walk over varied terrain, in all weathers, we advise strong walking boots be worn and waterproof clothing be carried. Our pace is usually approximately 2.5 miles per hour, but is determined by the weather and conditions. All walk details are given on the syllabus. We take packed food with us and eat alfresco.

Penistone & District Society was formed several years ago as a Community Group which engaged in activities in the Penistone area. However, recently our main activity has been walking so we have now adopted the name of Penistone Walkers to best represent our main activity.We are a group of men and women, some couples and some singles, who enjoy walking in the local area. We are mostly retired people who want to keep active as well as meet and make new friends in a sociable and supportive environment. We keep costs down to a minimum to attract as many members as possible. 

We are a voluntary organisation offering recreational learning and leisure activities in more than 100 subjects, as well as various activities, including walking, cycling and keep fit. 


The U3A is open to those aged over 50 and the registered disabled.
Why not join us? Browse our classes and events or get in touch on 01484 308482

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