Step out September

Step out September, have a stroll with us!

Step out September is a campaign to encourage people across the city to take part in safe and local opportunities to get active in September.

It is a partnership project between Bon Accord Care, ACVO, Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership and Sport Aberdeen and is part of ‘Stay Well Stay Connected’ which has an aim to promote better health and wellbeing, develop meaningful community relationships, promote better inclusion and help reduce social isolation.

There will be a range of gentle social walks and talks where you can connect with other people both in and around your local area and in some of Aberdeen’s open spaces. You don’t need any special equipment, just bring yourself, a jacket and wear your comfy shoes.

If you use a wheelchair, use walking aids or if you are pushing a buggy, come along for a blether! We really want your company! If you would like to run an activity in your school, housing complex or workplace then let us know. 

If you already host a regular activity that you would like to include in Step out September, we would be delighted to hear from you! We are especially keen to reach those who have lost confidence and feel isolated due to the pandemic, so if this is you or someone you know, then come along!

The walks we’re organising will take place 13th – 19th September but organisations could get involved anytime during September.

Get involved

We have lots of ideas and free resources for your use below and as part of the campaign we are running several FREE Walk Leader Training courses. 

If you are interested in training to become a walk leader then we can arrange this too. For more details on FREE Paths for All Walk Leader Training please click the link below or contact Sport Aberdeen Health Walk Coordinator Brian Harrison on

We would love to know what you are doing to celebrate Step out September so please send any photographs to and we will share these on our social media channels. You can share your own Step out September stories and photographs on social media using #SoS2021

Contact us

We will announce regular updates on Step out September but please get in touch if you have any queries or if you want to share your own ideas by emailing and we can add you to our Step Out September list.

Together we CAN and together we WILL walk and talk our way back to wellbeing!

Step out September Pledge
Social walking group

By pledging to take part in Step out September, you are playing your part in helping us work towards a healthier, happier and more active city and community.

Please click here to fill out a short survey which will help by giving us an idea of the reach and impact of this initiative. This is also a really great way to celebrate all the positive things that will be happening during Step out September.

Please feel free to download and share the Step out September pledge graphic to highlight your commitment to getting active and encourage more people to take part.

Step out September Walk Timetable

New dates will be added on a regular basis.

Date Time Meeting point Address
Monday 13 September 10:15 – 11:15 Get Active @ Alex Collie Cardens Knowe, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8PE
Monday 13 September 14:00 – 15:00 The Gramps, Kincorth The Gramps Car Park, Abbotswell Crescent, Kincorth, Aberdeen
Tuesday 14 September 13:30 – 14:30 Asda Dyce Asda Dyce (meet by the bus stop)
Tuesday 14 September 14:00 – 15:00 Garthdee Allotments Junction of Garthdee Road and Pitfodells Station Road, AB15 9FX
Wednesday 15 September 13:00 – 14:00 Rosemount Learning Centre Belgrave Terrace, Aberdeen, AB25 2NS
Wednesday 15 September 13:30 – 14:30 Get Active @ Sheddocksley Springhill Road, Aberdeen, AB16 6QJ
Thursday 16 September 10:15 – 11:15 Get Active @ Jesmond Jesmond Drive, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8UR
Thursday 16 September 10:00 – 11:00 Kingswells Community Centre Kingswells Avenue, Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8TG
Thursday 16 September 10:30 – 11:30 Altens Community Centre Strathburn Street, Cove Bay, Aberdeen, AB12 3SE
Thursday 16 September 10:30 – 11:30 Cults Kirk Centre 404 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9TD
Thursday 16 September 13:00 – 14:00 Torry History Walk
Torry Library
Torry Library, Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9NJ
Thursday 16 September 14:00 – 15:00 Get Active @ Westburn Westburn Bowling Pavilion, Westburn Park, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 3DE
Friday 17 September 10:30 – 12:00 Ferryhill Walk Ferryhill Library, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen, AB11 6UP
Friday 17 September 11:00 – 12:30 VictoriArt Walk The Anchor, Victoria Bridge, Torry, Aberdeen
Saturday 18 September 11:00 – 12:00 Tullos Community Garden 23 Tullos Crescent, Aberdeen, AB11 8JW
Saturday 18 September

(Stroll for the Mind)

11:00 – 12:00 Rosemount Learning Centre Belgrave Terrace, Aberdeen, AB25 2NS

Fresh Community Wellness offers walks in the Seaton, Linksfield and Pittodrie areas as part of their WalkIn4Change project. These walks provide an opportunity to meet new people, share ideas about the local community and stay active with a gentle stroll. As new meeting points are issued each week, please contact the group directly or follow them on social media for details of walks during Step Out September.


Stepping out this September?

If you enjoy walking, why not meet up with family, friends, colleagues or neighbours and explore some of the city this summer. Click the links below and discover Aberdeen’s hidden gems by foot.

Light the North Trail

Follow the trail of the lighthouses to re-discover and engage with our beautiful region like never before.

Nuart Trail

Nuart Aberdeen, the globally acclaimed and much-loved street art festival, will run throughout the summer.

Heritage Walks

Explore the beautiful Granite City and use the maps to discover historical and natural gems around Aberdeen. You can also cycle many of the routes!

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