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Walking in Solihull

For the latest walk dates and gentle exercise classes the updated 2021/22 Step into Solihull booklet is available here.

Why is walking the perfect activity for health

  • Almost everyone can do it, it’s FREE and you don’t need any special equipment, just a comfy pair of shoes!
  • You can do it anywhere and at any time to suit your schedule.
  • If you haven’t been active for a while you can start slowly and build up gently.
  • It’s a chance to be in the great outdoors, re-energise and explore your local area.
  • Walking groups are a great way to socialise and meet new people.
  • Taking part in regular physical activity has a whole host of benefits, click here for more info.

Local Walking Groups:

No matter how active you currently are we have a variety of local groups offering a range of walks of differing lengths and distances.

Solihull Striders & Strollers – Short Walks (10-60 minutes)

Come and enjoy your local area, meet new people and improve your health with one of our walking groups. We have 13 regular walks led by our trained volunteer walk leaders. Current dates, times and locations can be found in our current Step Into Solihull Booklet.

The walks offer a range of routes that allow for the appreciation and exploration of local surroundings, environment and wildlife. The routes used are mostly flat, even and accessible to all participants regardless of physical ability. When you arrive at your first walk you will be asked to fill out a Step Into Solihull – Registration form.

The walks generally last around an hour but some offer a 30 minute shorter alternative.  At the end of the walk there is always a cup of tea or coffee available (for a small donation), as well as the opportunity to chat and make new friends.

Sensory Walks

Sensory walks allow you to use your senses to connect with your surroundings whilst you stay active.

Sense Active have partnered with Great Britain’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, to ensure Sensory Walks are easily discoverable via their OS Maps App, as part of our Sport England funded project ‘Sense, Active Together’. More information can be found here


Find a Sensory walk near you soon –

  • Babbs Mill Nature Reserve
  • Lavender Hall Park
  • Shirley Park
  • Hillfield Park

Solihull Active are on the lookout for individuals, groups and communities who would like to be involved in creating a Sensory walk for their local area. For further information click here

Buggy Walks

We Are Recruiting for Buggy Walk Volunteer Walk Leaders and Assistants!

As a volunteer buggy walk leader, you’ll be helping people your community to get active and stay healthy. for further information click here

Plus, you’ll stay active, develop your leadership skills, get to know your local area and meet lots of new people.


Solihull Discovery Walks – Special Interest Walks (90-150 minutes)

Please note: Solihull Discovery Walks remains suspended following COVID-19Solihull Discovery Walks

Unfortunately we do not have enough volunteer walk leaders to reinstate the programme for 2022. If you can help out and lead walks then please get in touch.

The perfect combination of natural and local history with staying active. These monthly walks explore the local area and history whilst enabling participants to enjoy the fresh air, make new friendships and be physically active.

Membership to the group is FREE of charge, click on the logo for more information.

Rambling In Solihull – Long Walks (90-180 minutes, up to 5 miles)

Castle Bromwich Ramblers & Solihull Ramblers have teamed up with Solihull Striders & Strollers to provide some longer walks. This offers you the opportunity to progress from our Striders and Strollers walks onto something a little more challenging and to go those few extra miles.