What is a Green Walk?
Green Walks are an initiative of Bushwalking Victoria that aims to increase walking participation in the community
A Green walk is a walk in a park or natural environment - rather than in built-up areas. A Green walk can be in urban and local parklands, along creek-side tracks and in local bushland parks.
Green Walks are good for you
Green walks offers special benefits associated with connecting people to nature. Walking is excellent for general fitness, suits people of all ages and abilities, and is cheap. There is plenty of scientific and medical evidence that active recreation in green spaces is highly important for physical and mental health and overall wellbeing.
Taking a Green walk will help to increase confidence, reduce stress, increase motivation, increase interest in life and help the development of social, environmental and personal skills.
What to Take With You
Where to Green Walk
To get started try one of our Green walks shown on this map Greater Melbourne Metropolitan Area. You can download a map and guide for each walk.
Once you have tried some, or even all of our Green walks, why not try making up your own in your local area.
How to Green Walk: A Guide for Community Walking Groups
We have published a guide for community walking groups which will help you lead your group on a Green walk. Please contact Bushwalking Victoria
(see details below) to obtain your copy.
As your confidence and interest in Green walks increases, you will probably want to progress to longer and ‘greener’ walks.
That is, it may be time to go further and start Bushwalking to explore bushlands in more distant urban areas as well as those outside the metropolitan area.
A great way to go further and meet other people interested in Bushwalking is to join a Bushwalking club.
There are Bushwalking clubs across Victoria keen to welcome new members.
Go to Bushwalking Victoria’s website to find a Bushwalking club in your area. http://www.bushwalkingvictoria.org.au/join_a_club.htm
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 8846 4131
Bushwalking: At a natural pace In a natural place
Green Walks Victoria is a community health and wellbeing initiative of
Bushwalking Victoria Inc. A0002548Y ABN 88 344 633 037
PO Box 1007 Templestowe Vic 3106