Walk YOUR Way
Welcome to Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership's Walk YOUR Way, a series of short walks created with you in mind.
Walking is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise because it can be tailored to individual needs and preferences whilst having a positive impact on both mind and body. Walking enables people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to find a way of participating that works for them and Walk YOUR Way encourages just that!
Walk YOUR Way can be enjoyed in person by visiting our mapped routes using the booklet featured below or at home with our virtual offer, ideal for those unable to travel or living with health conditions that may be unpredictable. Regardless of the circumstances, there is the opportunity to enjoy walking in a way that works best for you because we understand that choice is important and no two days are the same.
All of our Walk YOUR Way routes have been chosen to encourage a walking experience that feels safe, builds confidence, is accessible and ultimately enjoyable so you'll keep coming back for more.
Some Key Features..
Distance- With distances varying between approximately half a mile to a little over, this variety allows you to choose the correct entry level for you with progression and regression options available depending on how you feel.
Time- Enjoy the walks at your own pace, on a day and at a time that suits you. However if speed is a motivator, use the varying route distances to build in a challenge and record your progress. If walking virtually, there will be a mix of timings for the walks ranging from approx. 10mins to around 30mins.
Flat- All Walk YOUR Way routes are flat so there is no need to feel wary of hills or stiles and the impact this can have on your joints and confidence.
Benches- With benches featured throughout every walk, have confidence knowing you can stop as frequently as you need to.
Solid terrain- Stability and confidence with every step is essential and all walks feature solid terrain, minimising risk of slips, trips and falls.
Toilets- You will never be far from a toilet should you need to go at short notice.
Scenery- Waterways, parks, buildings, wildlife…there's a mixture of it all within Walk YOUR Way.
Walk YOUR Way Outside
Our Walk YOUR Way booklet is here! Use this booklet to help find a walk that can be completed on a day, time and at a pace that suits you! Or, why not start at home and build your fitness in preparation …
Please note the following closest bus stops should you be using public transport:
Bishops Palace in Wells: First Buses 29, 126, 161/2, 173, 375, 376, 377 and X75 all stop or pass through Wells
Collett Park Shepton Mallet: The Cenotaph bus stop
Watchet Harbour: Watchet Bus and Coach Station
Langport River: Langport Library car park bus stop
Vivary Park Taunton: County Hall bus stop
Yeovil Country Park: Hendford Surgery bus stop
Wellington Park and Recreation Ground: Luson Surgery bus stop
Apex Wildlife Park Highbridge: King Alfred School bus stop
Minehead Promenade: Minehead bus and coach station
Steart Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Bridgwater: St Marys Church/Telephone bus stop in Steart
Walk YOUR Way Virtually
Choosing to walk virtually at home and bringing the outdoors in is a great alternative with many similar health benefits to walking outdoors.
Please see our filmed Walk YOUR Way videos below. Don't forget to consider how you follow along and keep safe by watching the demonstration included at the start of each video.
Collett Park in Shepton Mallet - 14mins
Watchet Harbour - 15mins
Langport River - 16mins
Vivary Park in Taunton - 16mins
Yeovil Country Park - 18mins
Apex Wildlife Park in Highbridge - 26mins
Minehead Promenade - 26mins
Steart Wildfowl and Wetland Trust - 27mins