Active Waterways Cheshire is a Sport England funded programme to get you up and about and enjoy the beauty of canals and rivers on your doorstep.
We know that life can be busy and complicated and we’re not always able to make the time to get active and look after our bodies and minds.
This is where we come in. We want to help everybody get active and feel better by water and so we’ve teamed up with Sport England to put on a three-year project to increase the activity levels of Cheshire residents over the age of 55 who live near our canals and rivers.
Guided walking programme: These walks are at slow and steady pace for beginners, no more than 40 minutes in length. To ensure our activities are covid-secure we maintain small groups of five participants and one walk leader, with extra safety measures put in place.
Online programme: We have small groups on our online programme for those who don’t feel comfortable going out in groups yet, or where local measures don’t allow mixing of households.
Some of you may have lost confidence with going out, you may need reassuring about attending, or your health conditions have been challenging and you may feel they prevent you from doing activity. We work with you before the programme starts to make sure the programme is right for you.
All of our programmes are run by our friendly staff and volunteers, many of whom have experience of working by the waterways or are boaters themselves, so they are very passionate about what they do. We are trained to lead group walking activities in small groups, and can include other activities as part of the programme. We have various locations spread across Cheshire, where we run the guided walks on a weekly basis.
The programme runs for 12 weeks and gradually reintroduces you to gentle activity, giving you the support you need to start your journey, and an opportunity to meet new people in your area. Walks are suitable for people who want to build up to a maximum of 40 minutes of activity.
We are now gathering waiting lists for our 2021 programmes - please register your interest by filling in our online registration form.
Summer Programme: May - July 2021
Autumn Programme: August - October 2021
Winter Programme: November 2021 - January 2022
Our online programme is run by our staff and volunteers and is suitable for people who have access to a computer, who want to take part in activities in a small group. We will be delivering more online programmes over 2021 and encourage you to join us to help increase your activity levels and improve your health and wellbeing in a supportive setting.
The online programme is 12 weeks in length, running at the same time and day every week. It gives you an opportunity to learn about health and wellbeing, history and nature of the canals, and encourages you to take part in group activities on the call and to go out walking in your own time. For those of you who are unable to get out, you can attend the online programme which would encourage you to become more active within your own home or garden.
Still unsure about what the online programme has to offer? Please see video below explaining a bit more about the online programme.
Please register your interest by filling in our online registration form.
You can also email us at email@example.com or call us on 07990 612700 to find out more information. One of the Active Waterways team will contact you to discuss the programme.
Last date edited: 8 April 2021