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Walking in Knox

Walking can improve health, strengthen social and community connections, reduce the cost of living, contribute to safer and more liveable communities and even help save the planet (Victoria Walks).

Knox has an extensive footpath network with over 1,200km of footpath within the municipality. Knox City Council aims to continually maintain and upgrade the footpath network to ensure that walking is a safe, accessible and viable form of transport.

Walking Routes in Knox

Walking Maps is an interactive website developed by Victoria Walks that allows you to develop and view scenic, historical or commuter walking routes.

See for yourself at walkingmaps.com.au.

Walking Groups

Walking group are a great way for community members to make new friends and look after their health. They are at no cost.

With a local volunteer organisers lead each group on a designated walking route through the community. You can find your local walking group through the Heart Foundation.

See below for the main walking groups in Knox.

Group Name Suburb Based Contact Details
Knox Street Orienteering Walkers Throughout the municipality Organiser Name: David
  • Contact Number: 0419 337 311
  • Contact Email: david@knoxsow.org.au
  • Website: http//www.knoxsow.org.au/
  • Eastern Heart and Sole Boronia Organiser Name: Julie
  • Contact Number: 0408 129 553
  • Knox Ramblers Wantirna Organiser Name: Nola
  • Contact Number: 0400 525 119
  • Walk to School

    Walk to School

    Walk to School is a VicHealth initiative supported by Knox City Council. During the whole month of October, Council works with schools, students, parents and staff to encourage everyone to walk to school. Walk to School is fun and a great way for school communities to get fit and win local and regional prizes.

    Walking can help students learn healthy habits and achieve the 60 minutes of physical activity recommended for children each day. More people walking in our streets can also help reduce traffic congestion, parking difficulties and the associated environmental impacts driving a car to school might have.

    How to get involved
    Visit the Walk to School website for details on how your primary school can get involved and register.

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