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.

Join our Health Walks

Monday 10:00 West Kilbride Community Centre Free
Monday 11:00 Portal, Meet at front door Free
Monday 11:00 Short Walk (15-30 mins) Vikingar Front Entrance (Starting 06/11) Free
Monday 11:30 Dalry, The Cross Free
Monday 12:30 Kilbrinie, Various locations Free
Monday 14:30 Nordic Walking (Auchenharvie Leisure Centre) £3.00
Tuesday 11:00 Arran - every second week (please call for further info) Free
Tuesday 11:00 Arran Nordic Walking Group- every second week (please call for further info) Free (Nordic Poles Provided)
Tuesday 14:00 Portal, front door Free
Wednesday 13:00 Vikingar, front entrance Free
Wednesday 14:00 Irvine Train Station (Under bridge) Free
Wednesday 15:15 Short Walks (15mins) The Circuit, car park short 15 minutes walks building up time (must be able to walk 15min) Free
Thursday 11:00 Eglinton Park Walk (Meet various locations, contact for more info) Free
Thursday 11:00 Saltcoats Link Up - Various Locations in 3-Towns, contact graham@tact.scot for more info Free
Thursday 14:00 Bourtreehill, Meet at Boots Pharmacy, Village Shops Free
Thursday 14:15 Eglinton Park Health Walk, Horse Statue at Zebra Crossing Free
Friday 12:00 Saltcoats Library Free
Friday 13:00 Lochshore Park Hub, Dog Friendly Free
Friday 13:00 Eglinton Park, Dog Friendly, Horse Statue at Zebra Crossing Free

Our walks do cater for all levels of abilities, short 15 minute walks all the way through to longer more challenging routes and everything in between. We also offer 1-2-1 walks and doorstep walks for those who may require additional support.

The walks are delivered by our highly qualified Active Lifestyles team. For further information contact the Active Lifestyles Team on 01294 270796 or email activelifestyles@kaleisure.com

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 walk but would like the additional support and expertise of active lifestyles teams highly qualified instructors.

Want to become a Walk Leader?

Interested in starting up your own health walks or volunteering within a KA health walk?
Check Out our section on Volunteering Opportunities and training!


1-2-1 Supported Walking

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. The 1-2-1 support will allow growth in confidence whilst slowly becoming fit enough to join up with a group.
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 Falls Prevention section for Doorstep activities.

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    Nordic Walking

    Nordic walking can be as cardiovascular as running but feels easier because the poles provide propulsion making you lighter on your feet. It tones the whole body and improves posture.
    The Nordic technique reduces the load on your lower body, works your core and can lengthen the duration you are able to walk in one go! Enjoy getting fit in the great outdoors with fresh air and nature!
    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 and Osteoarthritis.

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      Short Walks

      Our Short walks are designed to make walking accessible for all. These sessions are ideal for those who are unable to walk at a moderate pace for 1 hour or longer.
      The sessions will be led by a highly qualified member of the Active Lifestyles Team. This is an opportunity for all levels of ability to get introduced to walking in a group setting where you will work on developing mobility and fitness in a safe, comfortable and social environment!

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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 details contact Craig cmcbirnie@kaleisure.com or call 07436 561356.

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