Walking can help you keep healthy and active. Meet new people and feel great by joining your local walk 'n' talk group.

Join us on a 40-minute walk. Informative talks follow many of the walks – see the programme for details.

Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

Contact us for more information.  


Programme

Beckenham

Where: South Christchurch Library, corner of Colombo Street and Hunter Terrace(external link), Beckenham.

When: 1pm Thursday.

Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

February
13  Walk and welcome
20 Walk
27 Walk 'n' talk – Governors Bay – meet at the Governors Bay Jetty at 1pm or carpool from South Library at 12.30pm
March
Walk 
12 Walk 'n' talk – Planning your future
19 Walk
26 Walk 'n' talk – Nga Puna Wai Wetlands – meet at the carpark at the end of Augustine Drive in Nga Puna Wai at 1pm or carpool from South Library at 12.30pm
April
Walk 
9 Walk 'n' talk – Iceland
16 Walk
23 Walk
30 Walk 'n' talk – Historic Sign of the Takahe – meet at the corner of Hackthorne and Dyers Pass Roads at 1pm or carpool from South Library at 12.30pm
May
Walk 
14 Walk 'n' talk – Heathcote Towpath – meet at The Tannery on the corner of Cumlor Tce and Garlands Rd at 1pm or carpool from South Library at 12.30pm
21 Walk
26 Walk 'n' talk – Community Board
June
Walk 
11 Walk
18 Walk 'n' talk – Matariki/te reo Māori
25 Walk
July
4 Walk and morning tea

Fendalton

What to expect: All walks are approximately 30 minutes long on the flat. Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. 

Where: Fendalton Library(external link), corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads
(external link)

When: 10am Thursday

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

Halswell

Where: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre – Halswell Library(external link)

When: 10am Monday

Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

February
Walk and welcome
10 Walk
17 Walk 'n' talk – Historic Sign of the Takahe – meet at the corner of Hackthorne and Dyers Pass Roads at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.30pm
24 Walk
March
2 Walk 'n' talk – Governors Bay – meet at the Governors Bay Jetty at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.30am
9 Walk
16 Walk 'n' talk – Community Board
23 Walk
30 Walk 'n' talk – Nga Puna Wai Wetlands – meet at the carpark at the end of Augustine Drive in Nga Puna Wai at 10am
April
6 Walk 
13 Easter Monday holiday
20 Walk
27 ANZAC Day holiday
May
Walk 
11 Walk 'n' talk – Lincoln Meander – meet at Lincoln and Districts Community Centre at 16 Lyttelton St, Lincoln at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.30am
18 Walk
25 Walk 'n' talk – Planning your future
June
1 Queen's Birthday
8 Walk 'n' talk – Longhurst – meet at the corner of Caulfiled Ave and Hamill Road at 10am
15 Walk
22 Walk 'n' talk – Matariki
29 Walk and morning tea

Linwood

Where: Linwood Union Church, corner of Tilford Street and Linwood Ave(external link), Linwood.

When: 10am Wednesday.

Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

February
Walk and welcome
12 Walk
19 Walk 'n' talk – Walking the Red Zone – meet at the main entrance to Woodham Park on Woodham Road at 10am
26 Walk
March
Walk 
11 Walk 'n' talk – Governors Bay – meet at the Governors Bay jetty at 10am or carpool from Linwood Union Church at 9.30am
18 Walk
25 Walk 'n' talk – Autumnal experience – meet on the bridge over the Avon into the Gardens in the Armagh St carpark at 10am or carpool from Linwood Union Church at 9.30am
April
Walk 
8 Walk 'n' talk – The Tricolour and WWI
15 Walk
22 Walk
29 Walk 'n' talk – Trees for Canterbury – meet at Trees for Canterbury, 48 Charlesworth St at 10am
May
Walk 
13 Walk 'n' talk – Historic Sign of the Takahe – meet at the corner of Hackthorne and Dyers Pass Roads at 10am or carpool from Linwood Union Church at 9.30am
20 Walk
27 Walk 'n' talk – Planning your future
June
Walk 
10 Walk
17 Walk 'n' talk – Matariki
24 Walk
July
3 Walk and morning tea

New Brighton

Where: The New Brighton Library(external link), Marine Parade, New Brighton.

When: 10am Monday.

Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

Papanui

Where: Papanui Library(external link), Corner Langdons and Restell Street, Papanui

When: 10am Wednesday. Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Listen to Newstalk ZB 1098am.

Duration: approximately 30 minutes

What to bring: Wear clothing suitable for the weather and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a drink bottle. Parents with strollers are welcome.

January
29 Walk and welcome
February
5 Walk
12 Walk
19 Walk and explore - Meet at the Bishopdale Library
26 Walk
March
4 Walk
11 Walk and explore - Catch the bus to Kaiapoi
18 Walk
25 Walk
April
1 Walk and explore - Charlesworth Reserve
8 Walk
15 Walk
22 Walk and explore - Catch the Orbiter
29 Walk
May
6 Walk
13 Walk and explore - Walk at Travis Wetlands
20 Walk
27 Walk
June
3 Walk and explore - Bus trip to Sumner.
Bring a packed lunch as this is a longer walk due to getting connecting buses.
10 Walk
17 Walk
24 Walk and explore - Bus trip to Silverstream
July
4 Walk - Last week of the term