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

Please contact your local Community Recreation Advisor for further information.

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

When: 1pm Thursday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

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

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

2022 walks

Date Walk
August
4 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Nga Puna Wai
Meet at the Nga Puna Wai end of McMahon Drive at 1pm or carpool from the library at 12.40pm.
11 Walk
18 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Aged Concern
25 Walk
September
1 Walk
8 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Lyttleton to Cass – Meet on the corner of Brittan Terrace and Voelas Rd at 1pm or carpool from the library at 12.30pm.
15 Walk
22 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Longhurst
Meet on the corner of Hamill Road and Caulfield Road at 1pm or carpool from the library at 12.20pm.
29 Walk
October
6 Walk
13 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Spring Gardens
Meet at the Kiosk in the Gardens over the footbridge from the Armagh Street car park at 1pm or carpool from the library at 12.30pm
20 Walk
27 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Styx Mill
Meet in the Styx Mill Reserve car park on Styx Mill Road near the intersection with Cavendish Road at 1pm or carpool from the library at 12.20pm.
November
3 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Avon
Meet in the Margaret Mahy Playground car park at 1pm or carpool from the library at 12.30pm
10 Walk
17 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Estuary Explore
Meet in the car park off Beatty Street in the domain closest to the South New Brighton Pier at 1pm or carpool from the library at 12.30pm.
24 Walk
December
1 Walk ‘n’ Xmas Afternoon Tea – Harry Ell
Carpool from the library at 12.45pm or meet in the car park next to the playground in Victoria Park at 1pm.
8 Walk
15 Walk

Where: Fendalton Library(external link), corner Jeffreys and Clyde Roads.
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When: 10am Thursday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes long on the flat. 

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

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

2022 walks

Date Walk
August
4 Walk
11 Walk
18 Walk
25 Walk
September
1 Walk and Explore Riccarton Bush – Meet at Fendalton Library
8 Walk
15 Walk
22 Walk
29 Walk
October
6 Walk and Explore – Meet at the Botanical Gardens
13 Walk
20 Walk
27 Walk
November
3 Walk
10 Walk and Explore – Meet at Mona Vale
17 Walk
24 Walk
December
1 Walk
8 Walk – Last walk of term and Christmas celebration

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

When: 10am Monday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

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

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations. 

2022 walks

Date Walk
August
1 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Nga Puna Wai
Meet at the Nga Puna Wai end of McMahon Drive at 10am.
8 Walk
15 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Sparks Road Wetlands
Meet on the corner of Cashmere Road and Henderson Road at 10am.
22  Walk
29  Walk
September
 5 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Longhurst
Meet on the corner of Hamill Road and Caulfield Road at 10am.
12  Walk
19  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Styx Mill
Meet in the Styx Mill Reserve car park on Styx Mill Road near the intersection with Cavendish Road at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.20am.
26 Walk
October
3 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Avon
Meet in the Margaret Mahy Playground car park at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.30am.
10  Walk
17  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Spring Gardens
Meet at the Kiosk in the Gardens over the Footbridge from the Armagh Street car park at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.30am.
24  Labour Day
31 Walk
November
7 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Lyttleton to Cass
Meet on the corner of Brittan Terrace and Voelas Road at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.30am.
14  Walk
21  Walk
28  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Estuary Explore
Meet in the car park off Beatty Street in the domain closest to the South New Brighton Pier at 10am or carpool from the library at 9.30am.
December
5 Walk ‘n’ Xmas Morning Tea
Meet at Halswell Quarry (Kennedy’s Road entrance) at 10am.
12 Walk

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

When: 10am Wednesday.

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.

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

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.  

2022 walks

Date Walk
August
3 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Redcliffs to Sumner
Carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Beachville Road and Celia Street at 10am.
10  Walk
17  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Lincoln Liffey Wander
Carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at Liffey Springs Drive opposite Watkins Place at 10am.
24  Walk
31  Walk
September
 7 Walk ‘n’ Talk – Prestons
Carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Raranga Street and Te Korari Street at 10am.
14  Walk
21  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Avon Stroll
Meet in the Margaret Mahy Playground car park at 10am or carpool from the Church at 9.30am.
28  Walk
October
5 Walk
12  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Spring Gardens
Meet at the Kiosk in the Gardens over the footbridge from the Armagh Street car park at 10am or carpool from the Church at 9.30am.
19  Walk
26  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Historic Ferrymead
Carpool from the Church at 9.30am or meet at the corner of Ferrymead Park Drive and Bridle Path Road at 10am.
November
2 Walk
Walk ‘n’ Talk – Estuary Explore
Meet in the carpark off Beatty Street in the domain closest to the South New Brighton Pier at 10am or carpool from the Church at 9.30am.
16  Walk
23  Walk
30  Walk ‘n’ Talk – Longhurst
Meet on the corner of Hamill Road and Caulfield Road at 10am or cCarpool from the Church at 9.30am.
December
 7 Walk ‘n’ Xmas Morning Tea – Riccarton House
Meet in the Riccarton House car park at 10am or carpool from the Church at 9.30am.
14 Walk

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

When: 10am Monday.

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

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

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 40 minutes.

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

Cancellations: Walks cancelled in heavy or persistent rain. Call us on 03 941 8999 for information on cancellations.

2022 walks

Date Walk
August
3 Walk
10 Walk
17 Walk
24 Walk and Explore Casebrook – Meeting place to be confirmed
31 Walk
September
7 Walk
14 Walk
21 Walk
28 Walk and Explore Cranford Basin – Meeting place to be confirmed
October
5 Walk
12 Walk and Explore – Meet at Mona Vale
19 Walk
26 Walk
November
2 Walk
9 Walk
16 Walk and Explore – Meet at the New Brighton Library
23 Walk
30 Walk
December
7 Walk – Last walk of term and Christmas celebration