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Walking Opportunities

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Walking Opportunities

The ‘KA Walk’ programme has been established to create a supportive environment for you to start to enjoy the many benefits of being physically active. And it’s FREE!

Walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome you can walk with family and friends, learn more about your local area and meet other people. Our walks are approximately 1 hour and are at a leisurely pace. We meet at various times and places across North Ayrshire.

Organised sport and exercise can now take place in a group with a maximum of 30. KA Leisure may continue to work with a reduced capacity for some walks and encourage everyone to book the walks in advance. Social distancing and Scottish Government guidance apply.

Healthy Walks

Volunteer Lead Walks

We provided KA walks delivered by volunteers in the local community. All volunteers are provided with Paths for All walk leader training and additional access to training that will allow them to develop their walks. First Aid training is also included. See Volunteer section on how to become a walk leader.

Walks Delivered by the Active Lifestyles Team

KA offer walking groups delivered by our own active lifestyles team. The walks are suitable for anyone who would like to attend a walking but would like the additional support and expertise of active lifestyles teams highly qualified instructors

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1-2-1 Supported Walking

The 1-2-1 supported walks are for those who need additional support or don’t feel confident attending a walking group in the first instance. To allow you to grow in confidence whilst slowly becoming fit enough to help to join up with a group.

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    1-2-1 Doorstep Walks

    We can provide doorstep walks for people who may require a higher level of support or are unable to attend group walks or 1-2-1. See section Falls Prevention for Doorstep activities.
    Nordic Walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses poles to work your upper body as well as your legs. It gives you a highly effective all over workout that doesn’t feel like one! Ka can deliver taster sessions of provide help to set up Nordic Walking activities.
    Nordic Walking Rehabilitation may be beneficial for people with the following: Hip and Knee Replacements (once full weight bearing), Diabetes (claudication pain associated with peripheral arterial disease, Osteoarthritis

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      Buggy Fitness Classes

      Suitable for all levels.

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      Photography Walk

      Eglinton Park, Irvine

      Opportunity to learn to take great photographs in the picturesque setting of Eglinton park. Join a led walk through Eglinton park with opportunities to stop and take photographs along the way.
      Sessions will be led by our professional photographer who will provide teachings on all thing’s photography from angles and lighting to setting your camera/phone up correctly. Feedback will also be provided on images taken between sessions.
      For further information email Craig McBirnie cmcbirnie@kaleisure.com or call 07436 561356.

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        Want to become a Walk Leader?

        Interested is starting up your own health walks or volunteering within a KA health walks?

        Check Out our section on Volunteering Opportunities and training !!