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Every Step Counts

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All steps matter

Every Step Counts is a gentle, supportive walking group based in the Sevenoaks area. These free, well-being walks are for people who would like to get outside, chat and meet new people at the same time as improving or maintaining their fitness.  Our group walks are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind. As these walks are specifically for those who are less active, the length and the speed of the walk will vary to accommodate our walkers’ differing abilities and needs.
Many of our walkers have made new friends, discovered old ones and this has helped to combat loneliness and encouraged structure, purpose and regular exercise. We find our walkers help each other with their physical and mental journeys and indeed many join us for 2,3,4 or even 5 walks a week.

We also run two gentle seated free exercise classes, one in Riverhead and one in Swanley.

Every Step Counts has always appreciated how much friendship and a chance to chat is intrinsic to mental health especially during these dark days of Covid 19. Each walk ends with refreshments and a chance to socialise inside a café, pub or suitable venue.
Every Step Counts provides a safe and happy environment where walkers are valued and appreciated.
Walking, talking and sharing stories is particularly important at the moment

Areas: Kemsing, Otford, Greatness, Riverhead, Chiddingstone, Chipstead, Eynsford, Swanley and West Kingsdown

Keywords: walking, health, social, fitness, remaining independent

Last Updated: 22nd August, 2023

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Award or recognition:

Sevenoaks District Council Making It Happen Community & Voluntary Awards - Healthy Living Award - Winner 2022
Sevenoaks District Council Making It Happen Community & Voluntary Awards - Certificate of Achievement 2023
Sevenoaks District Council Making It Happen Community & Voluntary Awards - Older Person's Group of the Year - Winner 2023

I have been through the Community Catalysts programme in Kent - 15/08/2023 Community Catalysts runs a local development programme in the area where this entrepreneur is operating that offers help, advice and support to local people. As part of this programme this enterprise/venture has signed up to the Doing It Right Standards. This does not mean that they have been accredited or approved in any way by the local council or by Community Catalysts and people should continue to do their own checks.

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