Good Life Health & Fitness in the Community

Good Life Health and Fitness in the Community

South Staffordshire Council provide a great range of Health and Wellbeing schemes which will not only help you to get fitter and improve your health, but they're easy to access too. Activities are available at various locations across the district.

Gentle Exercise Classes

gentle exercise

Gentle Exercise Classes are available for people over the age of 50. The classes are a great way of meeting new people, getting a bit fitter and helping to improve your health. Classes cater for all fitness levels and are one hour. Charges apply and places are limited.

Contact: Lisa Embrey on 07773 326373 or Louise Colman on 07939 631131 to reserve your place. Classes are booked in monthly blocks and paid in advance.

Parish Day Venue Time Instructor
Bilbrook Wednesdays Holy Cross Church, Parish Rooms 10am Lisa
Bilbrook Fridays Holy Cross Church, Parish Rooms 10am Lisa
Brewood Thursdays Jubilee Hall 10am Lisa
Bilbrook Mondays Bilbrook Methodist Church 1.15pm Lisa
Bishops Wood Wednesdays Bishops Wood Village Hall 12pm Lisa
Essington Tuesdays Essington - St. Johns Church 10am Lisa
Featherstone Tuesdays Featherstone Community centre 10am Louise
Huntington Mondays Create Community Centre WS12 4NU 10am Louise
Pattingham Mondays Pattingham Village Hall 10.30am Lisa
Perton Mondays Perton Civic Centre 2pm Louise
Penkridge Mondays Penkridge Peace Memorial Hall (Starts 6 June) 11.45am Louise
Wheaton Aston Wednesdays Wheaton Aston Village Hall 2pm Lisa
Wombourne Tuesdays Wodehouse Suite, Wombourne Civic Centre 12.15pm Louise
Wombourne Tuesdays Wodehouse Suite, Wombourne Civic Centre 2pm Louise

Walking for Health

health walks

The Walking for Health scheme provides a programme of weekly walks which are free of charge and take place across the district. All walks are led by one of our trained walk-leader volunteers.

All of the walks vary in length and difficulty with routes suitable for all fitness levels.

If you have never attended one of our Health Walks, please contact the relevant walk leader before turning up to your first walk.

All new walkers will be required to complete a short registration form prior to your first walk.

  • Grade 1 walks - They are up to 30 minutes on flat ground or with gentle slopes, with mainly firm surfaces and no steps or stiles.
  • Grade 2 walks - They are between 30-60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.
  • Grade 3 walks - They are 45-90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.
  • Progressive Walks - Usually more than 90 minutes in duration and likely to include slopes, steps, stiles and uneven surfaces.
Day Village Location Walk Type Time Walk Leader Contact Details
Monday Cheslyn Hay Salem Church, High Street Grade 3 2pm Call Malcolm on 01922 409634 or email Viv at
Kinver Kinver Sports and Community Centre, Legion Drive, High Street, DY7 6ET Grade 3 10am Email Sue - or call 07952 465613; or email Linda at or call 07972046183
Coven Rainbow Inn, Brewood Road, Coven Grade 1,2 & 3 (Dog friendly) 11am Glen - 01902 790059 or email
Tuesday Penkridge Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road Grade 1, 2 & 3 10am Call George on 07921 855814 or Jackie on 07980 323173
Perton Perton Library, Severn Drive Grade 1 & 3 10.30am Email Fred at or email Aubrey at or call 07484708404 or 01902 742666
Baggeridge (First Tuesday of the month) Baggeridge Country Park (Meet at the band stand) Progressive walk 10am

Available the first Tuesday of every month
Anne - 07740 913902 or email

Lindsay - 07783 690017 or email
Gill - 07826 514935 or email

Wednesday Great Wyrley Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley Grade 1 10am Pat Jones on 01922 412094 or Beryl Holmes 01922 413394
Great Wyrley Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley Grade 3 10am Roy Vernais - 07931 292900 or Peter Holmes - 01922 413394
Great Wyrley Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley Progressive Walk 9.30am (The last Wednesday of every month)
Roy Vernais - 07931 292900
Great Wyrley Wesley Methodist Church, Walsall Road (A34), Great Wyrley Grade 2 (Dog friendly) 10am Elaine Mills - 07971 378425 (Dog friendly Walk)
Thursday Bilbrook Joeys Lane, Bilbrook (Carpark on the bend at the bottom of the road) Progressive Walk 10am (Every other week)
Tim - 01902 846480 or Alan and Jean - 01902 842995

Baggeridge Country Park (Meet at the band stand)

Grade 3 10am

Anne - 07740 913902 or email

Lindsay - 07783690017 or email

(car parking fees apply and machines are coin-only)


Baggeridge Country Park (Meet as the band stand).

Grade 2 Moderate paced walk 10am

Moderate paced walk which will take place every week. Meet at the bandstand located behind the children's play area.

Anne - 07740 913902 or email

Lindsay - 07783690017 or email

(car parking fees apply and machines are coin-only).

Friday Essington St. Johns Church, Wolverhampton Road, Essington Grade 3 11am Malcolm Price - 01922 409634
Highgate Common Cory Community Centre, Highgate Road, Highgate Common Grade 2 10am Sue - 07976 938808 or David - or Anita - 01384 273958 or June - 01384 292052
Wombourne Meet outside Barclays Bank, Gravel Hill, Wombourne Grade 2 10am Myra - 07960 975419

Volunteer Walk Leaders Wanted

We are looking for people to join our team of trained volunteers and help us to extend our programme of Health Walks across the district. If you are passionate about walking, enjoy the outdoors and like meeting new people, we would like to hear from you. To become a walk leader, you just need to undergo some basic training which is free of charge and which we will run at a time that suits you.

To find out more contact our Walking for Health Coordinator Louise at or call 07939 631131.

Forward to Health Scheme

The Forward to Health Scheme has been developed to help people with medical conditions improve their health by increasing their physical activity. The scheme is a 12 week programme and consists of working with an experienced instructor to complete a health check, determine your health and fitness goals and devise a personal programme to help you get your health on track. To find out more click here.

South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme

The cycling scheme is currently under review. Details will be posted here in due course.