Travel Well

In Progress - Citywide

How do referrals work 

Travel Well activities

Travel Well Big Green Book




With an active lifestyle having a massive impact on both mental and physical wellbeing, Nottingham City Council’s Travel Well project aims to help support people to build activity into their daily lives for lasting healthy changes.

Nottingham City Council expressed interest to become part of a national trial.  It was selected and became one of 11 areas where it has been identified that people switching to more active lifestyles can make a real difference. The trial will give healthcare professionals and social prescribers the ability to refer patients to services that promote walking, cycling and wheeling delivered within the community.

The aim is to support people to become more active, manage mental and physical wellbeing, manage long-term health conditions or address social isolation.

The project will take place around Aspley, Beechdale, Bilborough, Bulwell, Sneinton, St Ann’s and Strelley. Here is a useful map showing the Travel Well focus areas.

How do referrals work?

Referrals can be made in three ways:

  • Residents can be ‘referred-in’ to Travel Well in a community setting. These are events and activities happening in the locality. Check out the Calendar listed below or have a look in The Travel Well Big Green Book.
  • Residents can self-refer in for a specialised and tailored plan. The NHS Active Travel Self Referral Form is below.
  • Healthcare professionals can make referrals to specialised provisions.

Additionally, there are a series of events and activities that are happening in the community.  See the calendar further down below.

The self-referral process.  If you or your GP Practice are in Bulwell, Bulwell Hall, Snape Wood, Crabtree Farm, Highbury Vale, Aspley Estate, Beechdale, Bells Lane Estate, Bilborough, Broxtowe, Strelley Estate, St Ann’s and Sneinton, you may be able to be referred to a specialised walking and cycling activity.  You can self refer to an Active Travel Community Connector on the NHS external form below:

Travel Well Activities

Check out the calendar below where we have signposted a range of walking and cycling activities taking place across Nottingham.  Any Travel Well specific activities put on here for everyone in the community are funded separately by Active Travel England, part of the Department for Transport.

Visit our suppliers’ websites or event pages to find their upcoming Travel Well activities and how to sign up.

SupplierLink to events
Women in TandemEventbrite

Travel Well Big Green Books

Customised Big Green Books have been created by Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service for each area of focus for Travel Well.

These special editions for the project areas are all about unleashing the active traveller in you, guiding you to connect with friendly, community-based teams and activities promoting walking, cycling, and wheeling. To view find out more and the books click here or click on the image below.


Upcoming Meet the Travel Well team events

DateTimeLocationEvent Details
Tuesday 30th July 202410am – 4pmHarvey Hadden Sports VillageAspire Primary Care Network Showcase Community Event


How are we reviewing that Travel Well is working?

We will be monitoring each of the Travel Well projects to understand what works and what doesn’t work. Travel surveys will be issued to people taking part in selected activities.

If you have taken part in any of the Travel Well activities or if you have any questions about Travel Well, please contact us on [email protected]

Travel Well is project led by Nottingham City Council in partnership with the Nottingham Place-based Partnership, Nottingham Community Voluntary Service and Nottingham City GP Alliance.

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