Health walks

Join one of our weekly walking groups.

HSCP health walks take place across our communities. The weekly walking groups have proven extremely popular and have helped hundreds of people not only get regular exercise, but also socialise and meet other like-minded people.

Groups currently have a capacity of 10, and there are walks that suit a range of abilities - from beginners to those who are more confident. All are led by qualified volunteer walk leaders supported by the HSCP.

List of health walks in East Renfrewshire
MondayGiffnockModerate 10am - lasts 40 minutes

Giffnock Jaunt - Dementia friendly 


The group meets outside Lidl on Fenwick Road and walk within the Giffnock area for 40 minutes. (no walk 3 and 31 May 2021)

Giffnock Dawdle - Dementia friendly 

Group meets outside Lidl, Fenwick Road.

This is a short walk at a slow pace and is suitable for people recovering from illness or falls. (no walk on 3 and 31 May 2021)
MondayNewton MearnsGentle10am - lasts 30-40 minutes

Social-able Senior Saunter - Macmillan Cancer Friendly Walk

This walk meets outside Broomburn Medical Centre, 257 Mearns Road. It is a low level walk for people looking to start some form of gentle exercise.

Neilston Monday's 'Youth' Group, meets from at the Neilston War Memorial, Main Street, Neilston. 

A social able walk within Neilston, at a moderate pace for up to 40 minutes.
TuesdayGiffnockGentle9.30am - lasts 40 minutes

First Steps - MacMillan Cancer Friendly Walk

This group meets at Eastwood Leisure Centre, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock.

Ideal for people looking to start walking as a form of exercise or to meet new friends. 
TuesdayBarrheadGentle10am - lasts 40 minutes

St Johns Strollers - Dementia and MacMillan Cancer Friendly Walk

Join this group at the  entrance to Cowan Park, Aurs Road, Barrhead.

This walk is a stroll through Cowan Park and is for people looking for a slow paced walk or a beginner to joining a walk are welcome (no walk 4 May 2021)
TuesdayAuchenback, BarrheadModerate10am

Auchenback Walkers

We meet and start this walk at ARC, Aurs Drive, Barrhead.

A moderate walk for people looking to take part in gentle exercise, meet new people and enjoy the outdoors.
WednesdayCrookfurGentle10am - lasts up to 40 minutes

Crookfur Health Walk

Meet outside Newton Mearns Baptist Church, Greenfarm Road, Newton Mearns.

This is a gentle stroll for people new to walking and looking for some exercise and to meet new friends. 
FridayClarkstonModerate1pm - lasts 40 minutes

Clarkston Health Walk

This group gathers outside the Overlee, Busby Road, Clarkston.

Enjoy fresh air, meeting new people and delight in a 40 minute amble over pathways and pavements locally (no walk 28 May 2021)

Contact the Community Health Development Officer to book a place or if you've any questions.

Last modified on 26 August 2022