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Join the Walking Festival 2017

Are you age 50+, want to get back into exercise, meet new people or try something new? Take the first steps by taking part in our Walking Festival from 12 to 16 June.

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Who is the Walking Festival for?

The festival is for adults age 50+ across East Renfrewshire, whether you want to get back into exercise, meet new people or try something new.

There's a good range of walks for all abilities from short local routes to more challenging longer walks.

When is it on?

The festival runs for one week from Monday 12 June to Friday 16 June.

Where does it take place?

You can join the Walking Festival at different locations across East Renfrewshire. Most events are free unless it says otherwise.

There's no need to book just turn up and walk!



First Steps Giffnock for beginners

30/40 minutes

Wholefoods, GiffnockMonday 12 June10am

Strength & balance exercises with a short walk in Neilston for beginners

30 minutes

The Bank, NeilstonMonday 12 June10am

First Steps for beginners

30/40 minutes

Eastwood Park Leisure Centre, cafe areaTuesday 13 June9.30am

Barrhead Walking group longer walk at moderate pace

Up to 60 minutes

Entrance at Barrhead FoundryTuesday 13 June9.45am
Cowan Park First Steps with strength and balance exercises for beginnersSt John's Tea Room, BarrheadTuesday 13 June10am

Strength and balance exercises with a short walk

10 to 15 minutes

The Oak Room, Eastwood Health and Care CentreTuesday 13 June2pm

Neilston Walkers for a longer walk at a moderate pace

Up to 60 minutes

The Bank, NeilstonWednesday 14 June10am

Dams to Darnley Health Walk by park rangers

Around 2 hours

World Buffet car parkWednesday 14 June10am

Rouken Glen Walkers

60 to 90 minutes

60p charge

Pro Soccer, Rouken Glen ParkWednesday 14 June10am

Rouken Glen Walkers short peaceful stroll for beginners or those recovering from illness or injury

30 minutes

Garden Centre entrance, Rouken Glen ParkWednesday 14 June10.30am

Carers Walk - short walk around the pond and surrounding area with optional introduction to walking mediation

40 minutes

Boat House Cafe, Rouken Glen ParkWednesday 14 June1.30pm

Geocaching treasure hunt

At your own pace

Whitelee Windfarm visitor centreWednesday 14 June5pm
Ranger led walk to Blackwood Hill at moderate levelWhitelee Windfarm visitor centreWednesday 14 June5.30pm
A stroll at Whitelee Windfarm using a map to walk along Loch GoinWhitelee Windfarm visitor centreWednesday 14 June5pm
Meadow and glen nature walk with activity rangerThe Pavilion, Rouken Glen ParkThursday 15 June1pm

Vitality step up circuit for those who are mobile and have minimal difficulty with daily activities 


Barrhead FoundryThursday 15 June1.30pm to 2.30pm
Big Fit Walk - come along and bring a friend to our yearly walkThe Pavilion, Rouken Glen ParkThursday 15 June6pm
Walking football and cuppaBarrhead FoundryFriday 16 June1pm to 2pm

Further information

Contact Sine Delahunt, walking co-ordinator.


Telephone: 0141 451 0757 or 07894 802349.

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