Bay Walks is a programme of regular led walks in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. If you are looking to improve your health, or would like to meet new people, then Bay Walks could be for you! It’s fun and sociable to walk with others, and in the process you will discover interesting and beautiful parts of the Bay, enjoy the view and feel healthier in all ways. All walks are led by trained volunteers, are free and open to everyone.

Don’t worry about your current ability

All walks are graded to allow you to choose the most suitable one for you. Short walks are recommended for beginners or those recovering from surgery or for those with mobility limitations. Most walks have two walk leaders to cater for all different abilities.

Regular walks can help to improve all aspects of both physical and mental health. Some of the areas that can be improved through walking are:

  • Confidence, stamina and energy
  • Weight control
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Anxiety and stress

How to get started

Timetables are available from Walking for Health - Torbay: Bay Walks Opens in a new window.

Become a Volunteer Walk Leader

We are always keen to hear from individuals who may like to lead their own walk in Torbay, or even offer support to our current team of volunteers. The one-day training course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead health walks in safe and effective manner.

For more information, please contact the Bay Walks Coordinator on 0300 456 1006.

Bay Walks is accredited by the national Walking for Health scheme.

Being an accredited scheme ensures we meet WfH best practice guidence. All our volunteers are fully trained to ensure your safety and enjoyment on every walk. We offer walks suitable for beginners, risk assess all of the routes, and hold a valid public liability insurance certificate.

For more information visit Walking for Health Opens in a new window.