Going for a walk can make a huge difference to your health – even a brisk ten-minute walk will get your heart pumping faster, make you feel more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Breathing in fresh air will also give you a boost, both physically and mentally. Any weather can be walking weather with the right clothing and preparation!
It’s simple to fit into everyday life too. You could start walking to work, walk your children to school, go for a walk at lunchtime, take longer walks at the weekend, take your dog for a walk, walk along our beautiful country lanes, or take in the coastline walking along the beach. Why not arrange to meet a friend at a local landmark or coffee shop and go for a walk around the area? A good walk will help reset your mind and help you regain focus.
Our Move More Walks are short, easy walks designed to improve mental and physical wellbeing and provide the opportunity for support and encouragement to walk. This is especially useful for those with lower physical ability or long-term health conditions.
Each walk is led by fully trained and friendly walk leaders who are highly experienced in supporting people to get started.
All walks are free of charge and range in length from roughly 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes. You can choose from one of four ability levels:
❤️ Level 1 Health Walk (up to 30 mins) – a slow pace suitable for those who sometimes have difficulty walking or get out of breath easily
❤️ ❤️ Level 2 Health Walk (50 mins approx.) – intermediate. Relatively flat with gradual hills in places
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Level 3 (Up to 1 hr 15mins approx.) – more advanced, brisk pace. May include uneven terrain and steep sections/steps.
We have now introduced level 4 Walks for those with higher fitness levels and those wishing to progress from Level 3.
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Level 4 (Up to 1 hour 45 mins) – Mixed terrain, uneven surfaces. Likely to include steep sections and/or steps. Please wear appropriate footwear for this walk.
During each walk you will feel your breathing rate and heart rate increase and your body temperature will rise. However, it’s important that you also feel comfortable and able to hold a conversation.
May is National Walking Month and we’re delighted to partner with Jersey National Park this month, to inspire more islanders to be more active, more often!
Islanders are invited to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Jersey National Park through expert-guided walks whilst learning about the Park’s rich history, diverse ecology and unique geology. In addition to our FREE Move More Walks which run through some of the Parks, Jersey National Park are offering a range of guided/ educational walks for you to enjoy in return of a small fee of around £5 per walk.
You can find out more about the walks on the Jersey National Park website: www.jerseynationalpark.com
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Please make sure you are at the start point of your walk a few minutes early, so that one of our trained walk leaders can take your details and register your attendance. Please remember to wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in and make sure you bring sun protection and some water.
There is no special equipment required, other than dressing for the weather conditions and wearing a comfortable pair of shoes, or boots.
Take a look at the bus routes to find out which bus goes past each meeting point.
If you are new and would like to join our Walks, you will first need to register with us by completing the online registration form which you can find here:
If you have not walked with us before, please don’t turn up to Move More Walks without registering your details through the Move More Hub before, as you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate in the walk.
If you have already registered with us, you do not need to book your walks in advance. You are welcome to turn up to any walks on our timetable which are appropriate for you level.
Please read the Move More Walks Terms and Conditions below before taking part in any of our guided walks:
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Put your best foot forward and take one of our suggested Move More Self-Guided Walks.
You’ll find routes starting from a variety of locations across the island, and at different levels – from easy routes taking just 20 minutes to complete, to more challenging walks taking you on foot for over three miles.
Simply read the Course Fact Sheet for all you need to know about each route before you start each walk, then off you go! We’d love to see your pictures as you explore each route on foot – so please share your photos across social media using #MoveMoreJersey
Here’s just a selection of walking routes around the island you could try:
The National Trust for Jersey encourages everyone to explore the Island’s spectacular wildlife, history and heritage. They maintain an extensive network of footpaths for people to enjoy walking through natural habitats such as coastline, valleys, woodland and heathland:
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Discover the island on foot and learn more about local heritage on Jersey Heritage’s walks, trails and tours:
Explore the Island’s local history and stories through Jersey Heritage’s self-guided ‘On Tap’ walks, starting and finishing at local pubs and cafes:
The island is just as beautiful to explore on foot in winter. Take a look at the selection of Visit Jersey’s self-guided walks around the island:
This 5km walk is simple and easy, non-competitive, non-judgemental, encourages conversation and allows you to escape the treadmill of life.
Jersey has a network of paths across public and private land in some of the Island’s most beautiful landscapes. Take a look at the Government of Jersey’s Countryside Access Map: