Walk Da Rock - with babies and tots

FAQs

What happens on the walk?

You'll meet up with the walk leader, other parents and their children, We'll then set off for a walk round Lerwick. We've tried to make the routes as buggy friendly as possible and will build in rest stops as needed for some of the trickier parts of the walk. We want people to feel relaxed, get some exercise and fresh air, have a good chat and go at their own pace.

Who can go?

The walks are aimed at parents of babies and young children, you can feel free to bring a friend or family member with you though. 

Parents are responsible for their children's safety and wellbeing on the walk. 

Is there any cost?

No, all the walks are free of charge

What do I need to bring?

Wear a pair of comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes. Some people like to take a bottle of water with them. 

What about bad weather?

We're big believers that "there's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!" so our walks will always be on, unless the weather is bad enough to make them unsafe. (we'll post on our healthy shetland facebook page if this is the case)

How soon can I exercise after having my baby?

If you had a straightforward birth, you can start gentle exercise as soon as you feel up to it. Gentle exercise includes things like walking. It's usually a good idea to wait until after your 6 week postnatal check before you start any high-impact exercise, such as aerobics or running. If you've had a cesarean your recovery time will be longer. Speak to your midwife, GP or health visitor if you're not sure. You'll find more detail on postnatal wellbeing here