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.
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 ActiveLifestyles@sportaberdeen.co.uk
We would love to know what you are doing to celebrate Step out September so please send any photographs to SWSC@aberdeencity.gov.uk 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
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 SWSC@aberdeencity.gov.uk 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
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.
|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, 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.
Follow the trail of the lighthouses to re-discover and engage with our beautiful region like never before.
Nuart Aberdeen, the globally acclaimed and much-loved street art festival, will run throughout the summer.
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!