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Ipswich Health Walks

Walking is a great way to get active, get moving and is excellent for your physical and mental health. We are supporting more people into walking through a range of health walks across Ipswich, working with One Life Suffolk to deliver more walks across local communities in Ipswich.

Health Walks are led by trained leaders. The walks are graded from 1-5 based on their difficulty, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most challenging.

All the Health Walks are free.

To find out more you can find current walks below or to find out more about Health Walks go to https://onelifesuffolk.co.uk/services/health-walks/.

Interested in becoming a Health Walk Leader volunteer? Contact One Life Suffolk on HealthWalks@onelifesuffolk.co.uk

Old Norwich Road

Distance – 2.5 Miles
Approx Duration – 30 – 45 Minutes
Terrain – Flat and paved or good quality footpaths
Rating – Grade 1
Description:
A gentle 2.5-mile walk starting at Whitton United Football Club and taking you up Old Norwich Road towards Claydon and back. The majority of the walk is on flat and paved surfaces so is wheelchair accessible and for those with some mobility issues. A lighter walk is great for those starting to get into walking.

To book on to this walk please contact Ruel Fox on foxruel@btinternet.com.

Whitton Health Walk

Distance – 2.5 Miles
Approx Duration – 45 Minutes
Terrain – Flat and paved or good quality footpaths with some fields
Rating – Grade 2
Description:
An enjoyable 2.5 mile walk starting at Whitton United Football Club and taking you up Old Norwich Road and through the fields and footpaths towards Akenham and back down to the football club. The majority of the walk is on footpaths and well-walked fields so isn’t wheelchair accessible but may be OK for those with slight mobility issues with support. There are some small gradients.

To book on to this walk please contact Ruel Fox on foxruel@btinternet.com.

Whitton Fields Health Walk

Distance – 3.5 Miles
Approx Duration – 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes
Terrain – Footpaths, fields and bridleways
Rating – Grade 3
Description:
An enjoyable but slightly more challenging 3.5-mile walk starting at Whitton United Football Club and taking you up Old Norwich Road and through the fields and footpaths by Akenham and back down to the football club. The majority of the walk is on footpaths, bridleways and well-walked fields with some narrow access points so isn’t wheelchair accessible and may not be appropriate for those with mobility issues. There are some small gradients.

To book on to this walk please contact Ruel Fox on foxruel@btinternet.com.

Whitton to Akenham Health Walk

Distance – 4 Miles
Approx Duration – 1 hour 30 minutes
Terrain – Footpaths, fields and bridleways
Rating – Grade 3
Description:
A more challenging 4-mile walk starting at Whitton United Football Club and taking you up Old Norwich Road and through the fields and footpaths through Akenham and back down to the football club. The majority of the walk is on footpaths, bridleways and well-walked fields with some narrow access points so isn’t wheelchair accessible and may not be appropriate for those with mobility issues. There are some small gradients.

To book on to this walk please contact Ruel Fox on foxruel@btinternet.com.

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