New website!

Please note that as of now all information about Woking & Runnymede Health Walks can be found on our scheme’s page on the national Walking for Health website

On the new site you can still download a printable copy of the walk programmes, but you can also access an interactive up-to-date diary of events – you can even click in advance to say you’re planning on attending!  In addition to this, you can click on each walk for more details as well as a map of the exact start location as well as updating your walk registration form thus eliminating the masses of paperwork 🙂  From the national homepage of the site there is a wealth of information & resources for walkers too.

If you have any issues about this, please get in contact.



Spring walk programme (April – June) is out!

A full month ahead of time, the next walk programme is ready to download! This covers April – June. You can download it by clicking this link: Woking Spring programme April – June 16 (or from the ‘Resources/ Forms/Programmes’ tab).

Please remember that all dates (including handy location maps) are found on our page on the national Walking for Health website here – you can even register your attendance ahead of time! I am trying to encourage folks to use that website as the main source for information (and as a consequence will be the most up-to-date).

I look forward to Springtime walking with you!


Muslim Burial Ground documentary on BBC

Welcome back to a brand new year of walking! As many of you will know, we have been visiting the Muslim Burial Ground on Woodham Common on our regular walks for as long as the scheme has been in existence (almost 7 years!). I’m sure you’ll agree that it truly is a very special place and of great historical and cultural significance to the area. On our last walk before Christmas, we were lucky enough to finally go inside and see the newly completed peace garden within the walls.

MBG grp shot Dec 15

What some may not know is that the transformation of this site over the past few years has been filmed by the BBC for a 40 minute documentary that was shown on 3rd Jan. If you weren’t lucky to see it, here’s a link to it on iplayer (please note it’s only available until the end of January).

I wholly recommend watching it as it really puts the human perspective into it. We’re visiting the site on our walk on Wed 9th March so you’ll hopefully see the site in a different light!

New winter walk programme!

The new winter walk programme (Jan – March 2016) has landed and is ready to download!

Click  Woking Winter programme Jan – Mar 16 for regular walks (max 90 mins) Click Starter Walks Winter prog Jan – March 16 A5 (max 30 mins).

Remember that you can always keep up-to-date by clicking on our page on the national Walking for Health website here. This includes a map of the starting point of every single walk 🙂

Public opening of the Peace Garden at the Muslim Burial Ground this Saturday!

Horsell Common Preservation Society are pleased to announce there will be a public opening of the Peace Garden at the former Muslim Burial Ground on Woodham Common this Saturday, 21st November between 11am and 3pm.
Nearest car park GU21 5LW then a short walk through the woods. We hope to see you there!

MBG pic

New Autumn walk programmes are out!

Hi all,

A full 2 weeks ahead of time the new walk programme for Autumn (Oct – Dec 15) are out. You can download a copy by clicking here!  Alternatively there will be printed copies available from the walk leader. The programme actually includes the first walk of January 2016 too. I hope this programme provides a variety of old favourites as well as some new routes to keep things fresh. With the onset of wetter weather, this season can be quite challenging in terms of planning accessible routes so I hope that these go down well.

A date for the diary is 9th December which I’m hoping will be our annual festive walk followed by a lunch at Virginia Water. However please note that this location is still not confirmed as I am currently still in negotiations with the pub. I’m hoping to be able to have more info in the next week or so – so watch this space!!

I am hoping to get the programme out into as many places as possible so if you know of a good place (GPs/ library/ shop/ notice board etc) please let me know and I can give you extra copies to drop off. Many thanks to those who ‘stepped up’ to help the cause last time around 🙂

I willl not be at the next walk from the garden centre on Egley Rd next Wednesday(30th) but will leave you in the capable hands of Dave.

I look forward to walking with you all soon!


Tasha’s new email address

As many of you are aware I have been fighting a losing battle with my IT which has resulted in me receiving no emails for the past few months. Firstly, apologies if you have sent me emails in that time and were wondering why I hadn’t responded – I promise I’m not ignoring you!! As a result, I have admitted defeat and now have a new email address:


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