Walk YOUR Way (short walks)

Walk YOUR Way (short walks)

Walk YOUR Way

Welcome to Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership's Walk YOUR Way, a series of short walks created with you in mind.

Why Walk?

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.

Walk Features

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.

Bishops Palace Moat and Recreation Ground in Wells - 13mins

Collett Park in Shepton Mallet - 14mins

Watchet Harbour - 15mins

Langport River - 16mins

Vivary Park in Taunton - 16mins

Yeovil Country Park - 18mins

Wellington Park and Recreation Ground - 24mins

Apex Wildlife Park in Highbridge - 26mins

Minehead Promenade - 26mins

Steart Wildfowl and Wetland Trust - 27mins

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK