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Hertfordshire County Council

Promoting walking and other activities in the countryside to encourage more people to get active and reap the benefits. 


What you'll be doing

You'll take part in a range of activities, including:

  • Leading a well-organised, enjoyable and informative walk or event
  • Making attendees feel welcome and safe
  • Researching and planning routes, and being aware of possible alternative routes
  • Ensure there is a qualified first aider and a first aid kit is carried on the walk
  • Register the walk online at
  • Enjoying the walks and encouraging walkers to do the same.

Skills and experience you need

Previous experience isn't necessary. New leaders can be paired up with those who are more experienced, to provide support. This role is a good fit for individuals who enjoy walking and meeting new people.

Where and when the events happen

Guided walks generally last around two hours and can be one-off or regular events. They can be organised anywhere in Hertfordshire.

What you'll gain from the role

Leading a guided walk will give you the opportunity to keep fit, meet new people and get out in the fresh air. You will also be helping us to get more people out enjoying the countryside and keeping active.

Support you'll be given

You can attend a free 1 day guided walk leader training course.

When you enrol as a leader you'll receive:

  • Access to further training courses, such as habitat management and first aid refresher courses
  • Insurance from Hertfordshire County Council
  • Support from your CMS coordinator and fellow volunteers
  • Necessary paperwork and promotional materials to organise the walk effectively

Contact us

Call 01992 588433 or email us for more information on the walking groups and how to become a guided walk leader.


Contact the Countryside Management Service

01992 588433

Countryside Management Service Office (Car Park H)
Environment Department (CHG001)
County Hall
SG13 8DN