Active Communities

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Active Communities programme delivers a range of activities or clubs which will encourage you to be more active, meet new people, do something new and have fun.  Classes start from £2.00 except Gentle Movement classes which are FREE.

To book a space on any of the classes below please contact

Active Communities Classes

Activity Venue Time
Aerobics Kirkpatrick Fleming Village Hall Mon 6.00pm
Easiobics Church Hall, Lochmaben Mon 9.30am
Easiobics Springfield Stormont Hall Thur 6.30pm
Gentle Movement Ecclefechan Village Hall Mon 10.30-11.30am
Gentle Movement Dryfesdale Church Hall, Lockerbie Fri 1.30-2.30pm **FULLY BOOKED**
Strength & Balance Richard Greenhow Centre, Gretna Tue 11.00am
Strength & Balance Upper Annandale Parish Church, Moffat Tue 12.30-1.15pm
Strength & Balance Newington Leisure Centre, Annan Tue 2.30-3.15pm
Strength & Balance Johnstonebridge Village Hall Tue 2.30-3.15pm
Strength & Balance Eaglesfield Village Hall Wed 10.30am
Strength & Balance Kirkpatrick Fleming Village Hall Wed 12 noon-12.45pm
Aerobics David Keswick Athletic Centre Wed 6-7pm
Bridging Plus DG1 Leisure Centre – Games Hall Wed 12.30pm **FULLY BOOKED**
Chair Based Yoga Aberlour, North West Resource Centre Fri 10.00-10.45am CLASS IS NOW FULL
Circuits St Joseph’s College Games Hall Mon 6.30-7.15
Community Activator St Mary’s Greyfriars Church Hall, Dumfries Wed 3.00-4.00pm
Community Activator St Georges Church Hall, George St, Dumfries Sat 10.30am-11.30am
Easiobics Kingholm Quay Community Centre Wed 10.00am
Easiobics The Bridge, Dumfries Wed 6.00pm
Easiobics The Bridge, Dumfries Fri 10.00am
Easiobics The Bridge, Dumfries Fri 11.30am
Gentle Movement Auldgirth Village Hall Tue 9.45am (starting 28 May)
Gentle Movement New Abbey Village Hall Tue 10.30am
Gentle Movement Gracefield Arts Centre Fri 1.15-2.15pm (doors open at 1pm)
Of a Certain Age David Keswick Athletic Centre Sat 10-11am
Strength & Balance DG1 Leisure Centre – Training Room Mon 11.30am **FULLY BOOKED**
Strength & Balance DG1 Leisure Centre – Training Room Mon 1.30pm **FULLY BOOKED**
Strength & Balance DG1 Leisure Centre – Training Room Fri 11.00am
Strength & Balance DG1 Leisure Centre – Training Room Fri 1.00pm
Tai Chi & Chair Yoga Lochside Community Centre Tue 6.00-7.00pm **FULLY BOOKED**
Walk Scottish (Country Dancing) Lochside Community Centre Mon 11.00am
Walking Netball Dumfries Baptist Church Centre Tue 1.30pm
Women Only Strength & Fitness Holywood Village Hall Wed 5.45pm
Community Activator St Andrew’s & St Cuthbert’s RC Church, High St, Kirkcudbright Mon 1.45-2.45pm
Gentle Movement Castle Douglas Community Centre Tue 10.00am
Strength & Balance Castle Douglas Community Centre Mon 10.30am
Strength & Balance Gatehouse Community Centre Tue 12noon-12.45pm
Strength & Balance Dalbeattie Town Hall Tue 2.15pm
Strength & Balance The Johnson, Kirkcudbright Wed 11.15am
Strength & Balance Springholm Memorial Hall Wed 2.30pm
Walking Netball Castle Douglas Town Hall Fri 6-7pm
Aerobics St Ninian’s Hall, Isle of Whithorn Mon 6.00pm
Aerobics St Ninian’s Hall, Isle of Whithorn Tue 6.00pm
Circuits Leswalt Village Hall Mon 6.00pm
Community Activator Maxwell Hall, Port William Wed 11.30am-12.30pm
Community Activator St Ninian’s Hall, Isle of Whithorn Wed 1.00-2.00pm
Community Activator Wigtown County Buildings Wed 2.30-3.30pm
Easiobics Sorbie Hall Mon 10.00am
Easiobics Auchenmalg Village Hall Wed 10.00am
Easiobics Wigtown County Buildings Wed 4.00-5.00pm
Gentle Movement Stranraer Millennium Centre Tue 11.00am
Gentle Movement The Hive, Glentrool Thu 10.30am (Starting 6 June)
Tai Chi (Move More) Stranraer Library Mon 6.00pm

(Updated 25 April 2024)

Active Communities Walking Programmes

Walking groups are a supportive and welcoming way for you to start to enjoy the many benefits of being physically active.  We have a range of weekly walks available across Dumfries & Galloway and they are FREE to attend.

Please contact to book a place on Stroll in the Park Easterbrook (Tues).

Walking Group Venue Day / Time
Community Walk Kate’s Kitchen, Annan Thurs 10.30am
Health Walk Green Frog Garden Centre, Moffat Wed 10.00am
Health Walk Lochmaben Centre Fri 10.00am
Pole Walk North Gateway Overflow Car park, Gretna Mon 10.00am
Pole Walk Kiln Green bandstand, Langholm Sat 10.00am
Stroll in the Park Moffat War Memorial Wed 10.30am
Stroll in the Park Springfield Primary School, Springfield Wed 1.15pm
Parkinson’s Pole Walk Galloway House, Crichton, Dumfries Fri 11.00am-12.00pm
Power Walk Cupcake Café, Dock Park, Dumfries Mon 9.15am
Stroll in the Park Easterbrook Car Park, Crichton, Dumfries Tues 1.30pm **FULL**
Stroll in the Park Dumfries Sports Club, Nunholm Wed 11.00-11.45am (starting 10 April)
Stroll in the Park Cupcake Café, Dock Park, Dumfries Thurs 11.00am **FULL**
Wednesday Winter Walks Suspension Bridge Car Park, Dumfries Wed 6.00pm
Health Walk Town Hall Car Park, Dalbeattie Sat 10.00am
Community Walk High Kirk, Leswalt High Road, Stranraer Fri 11.30am
Stroll in the Park Victoria Memorial Entrance, Agnew Park, Stranraer Thurs 1.30pm

(Updated 8 April 2024)

Stroll in the Park

Low level walks aimed at anyone who is living with or recovering from a long-term condition, or who may have limited mobility.  Ideal for anyone wishing to continue their recovery or maintain a level of fitness by means of developing strength and balance, confidence and enjoying being part of a group of like-minded people in the beautiful surroundings.

Health Walks

Walks aimed at inactive people who would benefit from doing more physical activity.  Ideal for people who haven’t been active in a while and would like to start again.  Walkers will be able to walk at a pace and length that suits their ability.

Pole Walking

Easy to moderate paced walks.  Walking with poles can provide stability and can reduce the strain on the lower body joints by sharing both the effort and body weight with the upper body muscles.  Pole walking can improve cardio-respiratory fitness, core strength, improve balance and assist breast cancer recovery.  The walks will be easy to moderate paced.  NOTE: Poles are not provided on the walks.

Community ‘Fitness’ Walks

Moderate to brisk paced walks which will allow the participants to benefit from a slightly increased pulse rate, faster breathing but still be able to maintain a conversation with others.  Ideal for anyone wishing to increase their overall fitness.

Power Walks

Faster paced walks which emphasis speed and arm motion as a means of increasing health benefits.

There is no need to book a place on the walks, participants can just turn up although some paperwork will be required to be completed if attending for the first time. For more information on our walking programme, contact

Let’s get walking leaflet

Paths for All have some great tips to help you get walking. Click here to view.

You can also search for local health walks on the Paths for All map.