Worcestershire Archives - Arthritis Action

Worcestershire Health Walks

Worcestershire County Council

A partnership funded by Worcestershire County Council Directorate of Public Health and delivered by the Countryside Service, the Worcestershire Health Walks  is a forum for all those involved in promoting and supporting walking in Worcestershire to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the county. All health walks are free, friendly and available for everyone to access within an easy distance of where they live. Always led by Volunteer Walk Leaders, walks are designed to encourage local people become more active. Everyone can walk at their own pace and with no specialised equipment required, there’s no better time to get active! A full timetable of organised walks taking place across the county can be viewed or downloaded online and direct contact can be made with the Health Walks Coordinator for further details and/or any specific concerns.

View Website

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

An independent, local charity and brand partner of Age UK working across two counties to support older people, their families and carers. Through the delivery of a variety of services, ongoing social activities and events for older people to stay well and independent, they encourage everyone to love later life and strive to make Herefordshire and Worcestershire a great place to grow older. Offering a plethora of activities across Worcestershire to ensure older people can stay fit, healthy and active, the charity works to highlight the importance of exercise and active lifestyles. Some of these activities and groups include the Lower Wick Walkers Group, Walking Friends Initiative and both a Community Gardening and Allotment Group. They also provide an extensive Walking Sports network, which offers people the chance to take part in the Sports they love at a lower intensity. To find out how you can stay active and connected with your local community, visit the Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire website for further details.

View Website

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Active Partnership

We have been established to be the strategic lead for Sport & Physical Activity across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. A not for profit organisation, we are part of a network of Active Partnerships across England.

Our vision is to create a healthier and more active two counties by enabling a thriving, sustainable environment of physical activity and sport. We are committed to improving the lives of people living within Herefordshire and Worcestershire through the power of physical activity and sport.  To find out more, go to the ‘Get Active’ category which includes an Activity Finder for easy activity searching.

View Website


FREE Joint Pain Programme – Worcester

Nuffield Health

A free 12-week Joint Pain Programme embracing the idea that physical activity can manage and prevent joint pain issues. Designed by experts in physical and mental health combining education, physical activity and emotional wellbeing support. And it works… People completing the programme report a significant improvement in symptoms, an improvement in quality of life and feel better able to manage in the long term. In addition to expert advice and hands-on instruction, the programme is delivered in the Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres across the UK in groups of up to ten people, creating a support network and helping you to achieve your goals as a team. You will receive free complete access to all facilities at the Fitness and Wellbeing Centre during the duration of the programme and a significantly discounted full membership after. For more information and how to self refer please visit their website.

View Website