Steps to Health

Last Modified November 30, 2017


The Steps to Health scheme is an initiative which aims to increase the amount of physical activity that people take, and to assist with the challenge of encouraging the recommendation of 30 minutes of moderate activity per day on five or more days of the week.

The scheme features a community wide programme of health walks across the Blackpool area.  Targeted at all age groups and abilities, the walks are provided for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle but would like to be more active. The walks are very sociable and offer the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

Split into two, each walk takes up to 30 minutes for the beginners group and up to 60 minutes in duration for the advanced walkers.  The walks are supervised by trained leaders and volunteers who encourage the participants to walk at a pace that is appropriate to their condition and that will benefit their health.

The meeting points for the start of the walks are at various locations across Blackpool and take in routes such as Stanley Park, South Promenade, Bispham Marsh and Carleton Lodge, Jubilee Gardens, Marton Mere and Herons Reach.

The walks are free of charge to participate in.

Please see our winter walks 2017/2018 timetable to plan your walks.

To see the starting points, see our starting point map.