Walking group for men and women aged 60+, medium fitness, meeting at various places in and around Christchurch on Tuesdays at 10.30am.
Join in Delta's Explore course held twice a year, set simple life goals, focus on wellbeing, make new friends and get some gentle walking exercise before sharing a coffee and socialising. Contact Karen for more details.
A group of people who join together weekly for walks in and around the Greater Canterbury area. We have 3 separate groups which cater for varying abilities and inclinations.
A walking group for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community, and their friends. Our walks are in and around the Port Hills, Christchurch.
Walking can help you keep healthy and active. Meet new people and feel great by joining your local walk 'n' talk group for a 30 minute walk every Wednesday at 10am followed by an informative talk every second week. Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome. Dogs must be on a lead at all times. Meet at the Linwood Avenue Union Church. View website for more information and links to other Walk 'n' Talk groups around the city.
A walking group for the 50+ age group. Walks are on the flat and hills around local and the wider Christchurch areas, on a variety of terrains. Intermediate level of fitness required. Time: 9:30am. Walks are usually for about one and half hours. Carpooling from the Community Centre. Location: All walks begin from the Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Good to know: New programmes put out quarterly.
We are a friendly group of single men and women aged 45 plus who come together to have fun and friendship and at the same time improve our level of fitness by walking and biking. A programme of walks (and biking) and social activities is organised every Saturday and Sunday. Most walks are in and around Christchurch for 1 to 3 hours, with the occasional longer trip to the outskirts of the city, the Port Hills, or further afield. Car pooling is an option.
A friendly group of walkers who enjoy exploring the Port Hills and doing flat walks at least once a month. Time: Wednesday at 9.30am. Location: Various tracks around the Port Hills for approximately 10kms and local walks on the flat. Good to know: BYO morning tea and lunch.
Nordic Walking is an exercise and fitness activity which uses specially designed poles whilst fitness walking. It enhances and intensifies natural walking by incorporating the use of the upper body giving a total body workout. Nordic Walking can benefit a variety of people, including those with diabetes, obesity, neurological conditions, osteoporosis and joint replacements. Coaching can teach you the correct technique to improve your posture, balance and co-ordination and help you get the most out of walking with poles. Cost: $50 per hour including use of poles if required. Location: Centennial Park. Good to know: Don't rush out and buy poles, learn the technique first before committing. Not all poles are equal!
Walks in the Port Hills and surroundings with occasional ones further into Canterbury. Our walks last three to four hours and a reasonable level of fitness is required. We meet at Pioneer Stadium and car pool from there.
We are a large mixed group that do local walks every Tuesday for about an hour. We meet 9.15 am at All Saints Church, Blakes Road, Prebbleton. You can choose your pace as we generally have three groups. The main group walk 5-6 kms. We share a cuppa in the church lounge after the walk in return for a gold coin donation. On the last Tuesday of the month we have an "away" walk e.g. Halswell Quarry, Lincoln, Mona Vale, Wigram Skies etc.
We meet at 7pm at the Rolleston Community Centre and walk for an hour at a steady pace around Rolleston. On the last Thursday of the month we go for a coffee afterwards.
Meet at Chancellor Street off Shirley Road on Mondays and Thursdays at 9.30am. We do flat walks on Mondays and hill walks on Thursdays. Most walks are approximately two hours with some being a little longer. The only cost is car pooling to the start of the walk.
Enjoy a range of walks around the local area and stay afterwards to savour good company and a cuppa at Sundbye Community House. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing suitable for weather conditions. The group meets outside Phil and Dan's Furniture Warehouse, 15A Bishopdale Court, every Tuesday at 9:30am (summer), and 10:00am (winter). Cost: $15.00 per year.
Short walks on flat ground near or in Christchurch. Age mid 70s upward. Time about one hour followed by a drink in a nearby café.
Approx 2 1/2 hours walking around the Christchurch area (mostly flat). Most walks include toilets along the way. Winter months 10am start, summer 9.30am. Cancellation is made one hour prior to the walk by the leader of that day. Bring the right clothes and shoes, as weather can change.
Gentle walking around the local area. Walks are on average 30 minutes. The group are very friendly and open to all abilities. They have a walk 'n' talk approach! Stay for a cuppa and chat afterwards at Sundbye Community House.
Meet every Wednesday for a 10:30am start from Sundbye House, all year round. Gold coin donation