Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Health Benefits of Walking

You carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise. Some of the benefits include:

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat

Melton Walking Groups





Senior Health Walks (Walk Together Group*)

Seniors Health Walks are open to anyone age 55+ of any fitness level. It is a great way to meet new friends whilst keeping active.

Location: Meet at Melton Country Park by the cafe.
Time: Thursday 13:30-14:30
Cost: FREE

Walk Leader: Jean Forbes 01664 561055

MBC Sports Team: sportsandhealth@melton.gov.uk

Long Clawson Health Walks (Walk Together Group*)

This is a friendly and social beginner friendly walking group. They often split into smaller groups that will walk different distances.

Walks last approximately 60 minutes.

They also have access to the village hall afterwards where they have a hot drink and a chat after.

Location: Long Clawson Village Hall, Back Lane, LE14 4NA (although they meet at different starting places so please contact ahead to find out where to meet).
Time: Wednesday 10:00-11:00
Cost: FREE

Walk Leader: Ian Brown 01664 822434
ian.brown49@yahoo.com, Christine Larson 07710 017486, or Melanie Oldershaw 07786 361296

MBC Sports team: sportsandhealth@melton.gov.uk

Unlock Your You, Talk & Walk Groups

Unlock Your You, are Mental Health Initial Response Unit, providing mental health and wellbeing support in Melton. The Talk & Walk Groups are open to anyone who would benefit from getting outdoors and talking with like-minded people in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Location: Meet at Melton Country Park by the café.
When: Mondays 12pm,Thursdays 6pm, Saturday 11am
Cost: FREE

Facebook Group: Melton Mowbray Mental Health Response Unit

Nordic Walking

We are looking to setup some new nordic walks in the Melton area. Please get in contact if you're interested in attending.


Penny Fielden: 07502576764
MBC Sports Team: sportsandhealth@melton.gov.uk
01664 504289

Melton Mowbray Ramblers

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. We walk along public footpaths across the Melton Borough and throughout the year. The walks range from 4 miles to 10 miles.

The walks occur in different locations across the Melton Borough, often on Friday and Saturday mornings, with the occasional Sunday walks. The walks are planned on a monthly basis.

To find out more information, including the location and times of the walks, contact:
07969 669230
Or search 'Melton Mowbray Ramblers' on Faceboook.

*Walk Together Groups

Walk Together is a physical activity initiative offering a regular programme of free, sociable, and accessible group walks within Leicestershire led by trained volunteer walk leaders. Walk Together is coordinated, developed and delivered by a countywide partnership of Leicestershire Local Authorities and Leicester-shire & Rutland Sport.

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Melton Walking Routes

There are lots of lovely walking routes in and around Melton, especially out in the Vale. Check out the links below to find some local walks:

(Please note: we have not completed a recce of these routes so it would be important to do so beforehand to check for risks or obstacles).