Walking is great for your health and puts a spring in your step. Walking for Health is a network of 600 health walk schemes in towns and villages across England, with regular short walks each week. Anyone can turn up and join in – it’s free, fun and friendly.

Westbank Walking for Health is a programme of Health Walks in Exeter, Mid Devon and the Westbank areas and offers the chance to explore the outdoors, get to know the local area and meet new friends.

Walk levels

Short level 1 – up to 30 minutes

Local walks on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces. No steps or stiles.

Medium Level 2 – Approx. 30 – 60 minutes

Walks may include moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.

Long Level 3 – Approx. 45 – 90 minutes

Walks may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.

We have fully trained Volunteer Walk Leaders and are always looking for more. 

General Information

  • Please wear suitable clothing, durable, supportive footwear, and bring a bottle of water. As these are health walks, we ask that you do not smoke during the walk.
  • Most walks include a social coffee stop either during or at the end of the walk, at the walker’s own expense.
  • Walk Leaders may need to cancel a walk at short notice due to weather conditions, but would always be at the start point to notify walkers. Walkers do so at their own risk.

Exeter Quay

Mondays, 10.30am for a 60-90 minute grade 2- 3 walk . Meet at the benches opposite the Antique Centre EX2 4AN.

Thursdays, 10.30am for a 60-90 minute grade 2- 3 walk . Meet at the benches opposite the Antique Centre EX2 4AN.

Exeter City

Wednesdays, 10.30am for a 60-90 minute grade 2- 3 walk. Meet outside Boots High Street Exeter EX4 3QD.  

Wonford

Wednesdays, 10.30am, for a 60-90 minute grade 2- 3 walk. Meet at EX2 6NF.

Countess Wear

Fridays, 10.30am, for a 60-90 minute grade 2- 3 walk. Meet at EX2 6LR.

Exminster

Tuesdays, 10am, for a 30-90 minute grade 1-3 walk. Meet at the seats next to Victory Hall, Church Stile, Exminster, EX6 8DJ

Starcross 

Wednesdays, 10.30am, for a 30-90 minute grade 1-2 walk. Meet by the War Memorial.

Eggesford

Tuesdays, fortnightly starting 13th April at 9.50am for a 60-90 minutes grade 3 60-90 walk. Meet at Eggesford Church car park, EX18 7QU. 

For further information please contact Maggie Samuel, local contact for Eggesford on t: 01769 580819

Cullompton

Fridays, 10.30am, for a 60-90 minute grade 2- 3 walk. Meet at EX15 1AG.

For more information

Please contact Claire Ridge, Westbank Health Walk Coordinator on:

t: 01392 824752 or e: [email protected]

Walk and Talk Budleigh Salterton

Mondays (weather permitting), 10.30am for an approx. 30-60 minutes.

For start location please contact Mark Brown on:

t: 01395 446896/07566792145 or e: [email protected]