Balloch Walking Group Leader

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The Balloch walking group meet every Wednesday morning to go for a short, accessible walk, before winding up in a café for a cuppa and a blether. This simple activity has enormous health and social benefits for the walkers, as well as providing an opportunity to connect with and enjoy nature. We are looking for walk leaders to provide a friendly face on the walks and keep participants safe and happy throughout the walks.

This is an opportunity for you to help out in a local community, and also to gain new skills, as well as staying active and making new friends on the walk. All our volunteers receive walk leader training, and are also offered other trainings throughout the year, as detailed below.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us!

Organisation aims and objectives

The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust is a registered Scottish charity and a company limited by guarantee. It was set up in April 2012, initially as a partnership between Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, Scottish Forestry and Scottish Natural Heritage with the aim of being an effective mechanism to conserve and improve the landscape and ecology of the National Park and to enhance the visitor experience of its countryside. It supports and adds value to the work of public, private, voluntary and community organisations within the Park.










Frequency and commitment details

Walks are weekly and volunteering is flexible, but we do request that volunteers aim to attend at least one walk per month.


Experience required: No experience required, just enthusiasm!
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses reimbursed
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Before training to be a walk leader, you will be invited to join a few walks, so you can get a feel for the group and the walk leader role.
Training details: Walk Leader Training, delivered by Paths for All Mental Health Ambassador – Samaritans Listening Skills, delivered by Samaritans Strength & Balance Demonstrator, delivered by Paths for All Safety Outdoor Training, delivered by John Morris Safety Nature Stewards – Wild Ways Well Training, delivered by The Conservation Volunteers Dementia Friendly Volunteer Walk Leader, delivered by Walk in the Park CPR & Defibrillator, delivered by the Heartstart team All Ability Health Walk Training, delivered by Scottish Disability Sport