Walking is gentle on your body and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s also a great way to catch up with a friend and be active at the same time.

Some of the benefits include:

  • social contact amongst group membersincreases the enjoyment
  • more motivation to commit to regular phycial activity
  • Safe way to exercise
  • fun!

There are a range of local walking groups available in Manningham as well as free Heart Foundation Walking groups.

 

Heart Foundation Walks

Join Australia’s largest free community-based walking network. Heart Foundation Walking aims to make regular physical activity enjoyable and easy, especially for people who are not used to being active. Walking groups can be any size and walk at various times, distances, days and levels of difficulty. Join or start your own Heart Foundation Walking group in Manningham today.

Love Walking Westfield

When: Wednesdays
Time:7.45am - 8.30am
Where: 619 Doncaster Road (Cnr Willamsons Road) Doncaster 3108. Meet at Colonial Fresh (near Coles)

Contact Leanne de Vos or Brianna Myors from Manningham Community Health on 8841 3000.

Warrandyte Wanderers

When: Daily
Time: 5.00 pm (contact Wayne on 0400 007 380 as start times may vary)
Where: Warrandyte State Park, Pound Bend Reserve, Pound Bend Road, Warrandyte

Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Pound Bend Reserve has a delightful picnic area with tables, toilets, a canoe launching ramp and great views of the river. There are easy walks and tracks around this area. The most common walk is around Pound Bend, which takes between 30-40 minutes and provides a mix of bushand road walking. Kangaroos, wallabies and various birdlife are often encountered. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather including a hat and sturdy footwear, and bring a water bottle. Torches are also highly recommended.

Contact Heart Foundation Walk Leader, Wayne Bedson on 0400 007 380 for more information.

Mullum Currawong Walking Group

When: 2nd and 4th Monday
Time: 9.30 - 10.30am
Where: Larnoo Reserve, Larnoo Drive, Doncaster East (meet at the north-side of Gum Nut Gully Preschool).
Melway Ref: 34 G5.

Contact Heart Foundation Walk Leader, Bruce Ford on 0402 961 887 for more information.

 

Warrandyte Walkers

When: Mondays
Time: 9.15am - 10.15am
Where: Meeting point varies – Contact Heart Foundation Walk Organiser

Contact Heart Foundation Walk Leader, Jan Davies on 0414 223 790 for more information.

 

The Pines Mall Walkers

When: Tuesdays 7.45am & Thursdays 8.00 am
Where: From the food court (near Coles), The Pines Shopping Centre, Cnr Blackburn Road and Reynolds Road, Doncaster.

Contact Leanne de Vos or Brianna Myors from Manningham Community Health on 8841 3000.

 

The Pines Outdoor Walkers

When: Thursdays
Time: 8.00 am - 9.00am
Where: From outside the food court, The Pines Shopping Centre, Cnr Blackburn Road and Reynolds Road, Doncaster.
 
Contact Leanne de Vos or Brianna Myors from Manningham Community Health on 8841 3000.

 

Koonung Bushwalking Club

When: Wednesdays and most weekends on Saturday & Sunday
Time: Varies
Where: Contact Walk Leader

Day walks take place on most Saturdays and Sundays as well as on selected Wednesdays throughout the year. The locations for walks are usually within a radius of 150km of Melbourne. Participants are expected to engage in car pooling which is organised on the day at a central meeting point by the Walk Leader.

Contact the Koonung Bushwalking Club secretary, Wayne Rice, Secretary by email koonungbwc@yahoo.com.au.

 

Walking for Pleasure with Agnes Zordan

When:  Tuesdays (during the school term)
Time: 9.30am
Where: Ted Ajani Reserve, 2/284 Thompsons Rd, Lower Templestowe

Do you enjoy walking in natural surroundings and meeting people? Come and explore different walks with our walking group. This group is open to men and woman of all ages. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, wear comfortable clothing, a sun hat and walking shoes.Fee: $2.50 per walk.

Contact Living and Learning at Ajani on 9850 3687 for more information or visit living and learning at ajani.

 

Pram Walking Group

When: Thursdays (during school term)
Time: 9.30 am
Where: Pines Learning and Activity Centre, 1/520 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East.

Walk, Chat and Get Fit. Join this fun walking group for parents with young kids who want to get fit, enjoy the fresh air and meet others.

Walk for 45 mins then relax with a cuppa.

Contact Pines Learning and Activity Centre on 9842 6726 or visit Pines Learning and Activity Centre.

 

Wonga Walkers

When: Mondays (during school term)
Time: 9.15am
Where: Wonga Park Community Cottage, Unit 1, 9 – 13 Old Yarra Road, Wonga Park.
Melways Ref: 24 G12

Join our small friendly group and enjoy the beautiful local environment. Cost: $5.50 Registration fee per term.
For more information contact Wonga Park Community Cottage on 9722 1944.

 

Social Walking Group

When: Thursdays
Time: 10am - 2.30pm
Where: Various locations, contact Park Orchards Learning Centre

This group walks to new and interesting places and then enjoys lunch afterwards. Lunch is at own cost.

Contact Park Orchards Learning Centre on 9876 4381 for more infomation.