Healthy Walking

John Dimsdale photo

Group Leader: John Dimsdale

Frequency: Tuesdays and Thursdays, weekly

Location: See latest schedule of walks below

All U3A members are welcome to join us and enjoy our weekly walking exercise and company.  The walks are of approximately one hour duration and are paced so that we will benefit from the exercise.

The faster walkers will be at the front with the leader, and those who need to take it more slowly will be accompanied at the rear by the other walk leader (who will be wearing a fluorescent jacket).  For safety reasons, please do not drop behind the rear walk leader – we do not want to lose people on the walk!

Those who wish to socialise further and have a chat can do so over coffee after the walk.

Be sure to wear adequate shoes as some parts of the paths are uneven and occasionally have muddy patches and go through fields. For some, a walking stick or Nordic walking sticks may be handy.

No prior notice needs to be given to participate – just turn up at the starting point.


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Check the current schedule of walks

Healthy walking Jan-Feb 2017

First of all, your walk leaders wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year! The new year has started and we are enjoying again nice walking weather. We wish this 2017 will be as successfull as the previous year. The number of walkers…

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Healthy Walking Program Nov – Dec 2016

Summer has gone and Autumn has started. Time activate the walking programme for the remaining weeks of 2016. You can see we will have had 39 weeks of walking this year. The walks end the week before Xmas. 15 Dec is the last walk this year before…

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Healthy walking season starting again

Dear Healthy Walkers, Summer is coming to an end and the new season to start walking is coming close. We hope you all had a nice summer and a good time, wherever you spent the summer. Having rested for 2 months, time has come to start exercising…

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Overview of a successful walking season

The walking season for 2016 has gone in summer recess until 13 September 2016. The past successful period from September 2015 until June 2016, with the high number of walkers who came savoring the beautiful surroundings of Moraira, deserves…

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Healthy Walking programme May-June 2016…

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Healthy Walking Group Report March 2016

Healthy Walking Group Report  March 2016  1st/3rd March           Rafalets to Tarrula This is a pleasant level walk along roads and tracks through forests and parts of Llueca development. 39/29 people walked. On 3rd March the group…

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Healthy Walking programme Mar – Apr 2016

The new programme from 15th of March till 5th of May is ready for…

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Healthy Walking Group report, February 2016

26th/28th January. Teulada, Els Molins, Castellon It was very misty for the Tuesday walk and there were no views. 24 members enjoyed the walk which started at Teulada Cemetery and had some steep parts to it. On 28th the sun shone and 47…

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Healthy Walking Group recce February 2016

Healthy Walking leaders went on a recce, looking for new walks for the group. It was at times harder than anticipated, as the pictures show - and they wanted to share the experience with the group's members, so that they realise how much effort goes…

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Healthy Walking programme Jan-Mar 2016 – Updated

The programme has been updated because of early blossom this year Please note the change as from the 2nd of…

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Healthy Walking Schedule 3rd quarter 2015

Javea - Cansaladas Las Laderas urb. and woods -1 DATE: Time: 10am Tuesday 3thNov & Thursday 5th Nov WALK LEADER: Walks: John & Frieda 2015 - 33a John & Brian 2015 - 33b Meeting Point Las Laderas urb, near…

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Healthy Walkers at Sep 20th World Alzheimer Day Sponsored Walk

Members of the Healthy Walking groups participated in the World Alzheimer Day Sponsored…

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Healthy Walking Schedule Sep-Oct 2015

U3A Teulada-Moraira HEALTH WALKS Sept – Oct 2015 MORAIRA : TO EL PORTET and Back DATE: Time: 9am Tuesday 8th Sept & Thursday 10th Sept WALK LEADER: Walks: John & Terry 2015 - 25a John &…

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Healthy Walking Schedule May-June 2015

U3A Teulada-Moraira U3A HEALTH WALKS May – Jun 2015 Cumbre Del Sol: La Granadella Park to viewpoint and back DATE: Time: 9am Tuesday 5th May & Thursday 7th May WALK LEADER: Walks: John & Brian…

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Healthy Walking Schedule Mar-Apr 2015

U3A HEALTH WALKS March – April 2015 TEULADA countryside camis Railway via Cemetery DATE: Time: 10am Tuesday 10th Mar & Thursday 12th Mar WALK LEADER: Walks: John & Frieda 2015 - 09a John &…

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Healthy Walking: Annual Dinner

With our regular walkers available n this season, on the 4th February we had the annual New Year's Dinner at La Brisa which was decorated with the Healthy walking group trademark.  As such, with the feet , John lead the walkers to their tables…

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Healthy Walking Jan 2015 – going strong

Healthy walkers enjoying exercise and the good weather Photos by Robert Verbruggen Click to visit the group page for additional information and a schedule of…

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Healthy Walking Schedule Jan-Feb 2015

HEALTH WALKS Jan – Feb 2015 MORAIRA : From ALGAS L' Andrago to Cap Blanc DATE: Time: 10am Tuesday 13th Jan & Thursday 15th Jan WALK LEADER: Walks: John & Frieda 2015 - 01a John & Brian…

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27th Nov 2014 Healthy Walking Group Granadella walk

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Please remember:  you walk at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are capable of doing the walks that you undertake. Please read the terrain characteristics carefully to avoid ruining your walk and that of your fellow walkers.
Thank you

Your walk leaders


From Euro Weekly News 29 January – 4 February 2015

Walking in a group is better for your health

WALKING can do more than put a spring in your step; It can help reduce your risk of lifethreatening disorders such as stroke, heart disease and depression, particularly if you walk in groups. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) carried out a review of 42 studies that looked at participants in 14 countries, who walked in groups for a total of 74,000 hours.

They found that when people walked together they naturally walked further and faster offering greater health benefits and physical fitness. They also reported that people who walk in groups tend to have a more positive attitude toward physical activity, a shared experience of wellness, and say they felt less lonely and isolated.

Experts recommend 150 minutes a week of moderate activity such as brisk walking.

Pictures from recent walks by Robert Verbruggen
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Pictures from past walks on the old U3A site

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