Health walks in Uttlesford

If you are looking to get out and about this autumn why not join one of our health walks.


Updates on this service due to Coronavirus

Walks will be organised in a Covid-secure way and, where possible, the walk leaders will be taking routes that avoid busy, popular areas.


Uttlesford District Council supports a number of free health walks, taking place all over the district throughout the week.

Trained leaders will be there to lead you on interesting walks through the local countryside or past places of interest. We have wide range of regular healthy walks arranged for the coming months, so why not get out in the fresh air and join us. Families are welcome but not all walks are suitable for dogs.

All you need to do is turn up ten minutes before the start. You will be required to fill in an Outdoor Health Questionnaire to initially register and to provide insurance cover.

Some routes may be grassy, muddy, slippery and uneven so please have appropriate footwear and clothing for all weather conditions. All walks now include information on how long you are likely to be walking, for example 60 minutes, rather than a specific distance.


Current Uttlesford health walks

Great Dunmow health walkGreat Dunmow health walk

This walk has started again.

Where: Walk starts from the Dourdan Pavilion car park
When: Wednesday mornings at 10.30am
How long: The walk is for about 30 minutes. For walkers who want a more challenging walk, you can continue on for a further 60 minute walk 
Walk leaders: David Corner, Janet McGill, Lita Roberts, Michael Evans and Mike Groves

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Hatfield ForestHatfield Forest health walk

This walk has started again.

Where: Walk starts from the main entrance car park
When: Thursday mornings at 9.45am
How long:The walk generally takes about 90 minutes
Walk leaders: Ann Ranger, Bob Dean
This walk is a joint venture with The National Trust. Walks are along forest footpaths and open grassland. Please be aware that cattle are roaming free in the park. Dogs are welcome on this walk if they are well trained and obedient.

Hatfield Forest - National Trust information

Hatfield Heath walkHatfield Heath health walk

This walk has not yet started again.

Where: Walk starts from behind The Surgery, Broomfields
When: Friday mornings at 10.00am
How long: Walks last around 60 minutes
Walk leader: Carol Sullivan

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Saffron Walden walkSaffron Walden health walk

This walk has started again.

Where: Walk starts from Swan Meadow pond in Park Lane
When: Thursday mornings at 10am
How long: The walk will take no longer than 60 to 75 minutes
Walk leaders: Jean Coe, Jean Scofield and Rosie Smith 

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Thaxted health walkThaxted health walk

This walk has started again.

Where: Walks start from outside The Surgery, Margaret Street
When: Tuesday mornings at 9am for 60 minutes.
Tuesday mornings at 10am for 75 minutes
Thursday mornings at 9am for 45-50 minutes
Thursday mornings at 10am for 75 minutes
Walk leader: Rick Gray

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Contact Health and Wellbeing

For more information about the Uttlesford Health Walks, please contact Lucy Fish, Health Improvement Officer.