1. Skip to content

Walking

Ramblers Association

Contact Name
General enquiries
Contact Email
ramblers@ramblers.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 7339 8500

Get Involved

Anstey Beginners

Tuesday 26th September

Health Walk

Wednesday 27th September

Gentle Stroll

Friday 29th September

Moderate Walk

Friday 29th September

Full Steam Ahead

Sun, 01 Oct 2017

LOROS Winter Walk

Wed, 27 Dec 2017

What is Walking?

Walking is the easiest, most accessible, cost effective, and enjoyable way for most people to increase their physical activity.

There are many footpaths, parks and country parks to explore. Most of us walk a little bit every day, but most of us would benefit from walking more. Whether it's for leisure, to work up a sweat or in competition, you can find a type of walking that suits your ability and fits into your schedule.

  • Urban walking: Ditch the car and walk - it's that simple!
  • Walking groups: Don't want to walk alone? Joining a walking group is not only social, it can also help motivate you to keep going.
  • Rambling and Hiking: If you enjoy the great outdoors, there is no better way of experiencing the countryside than at your own pace through hiking or rambling.
  • Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking can be seen as taking your nature walk to the next level, using poles to work the upper body and push the legs a little harder than they would be otherwise.
  • Race Walking: it's a progression of steps where the feet make contact with the ground constantly. At least one foot must always be on the ground at any time. In running, the feet move at a much faster pace and feet are allowed to both be off the ground at the same time.

Benefits

Along with the physical benefits, walking can be done in an organised group or with friends making it the perfect social activity. Walking with others is a great way to meet new people and keep motivated.

Involvement

For more information about the benefits of walking and how to get started take a look at the helpful NHS walking guide. To find local walking schemes or to start one of your own, visit Walking for Health.

Campaigns

Active 10

Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It's easier than you think to fit into your day!

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

International Walk to School Month

Every October is International Walk to School Month. To mark it this year we invited partners and supporters to suggest ideas that would get more children walking to school.

Local Programmes

Leicester City Active Lifestyle Scheme

We can help you get a new lease of life. Any of these conditions could be improved with physical activity.

Leicester Health Walks

The scheme is coordinated and run by a team of friendly and dedicated volunteers, to encourage adults to walk and become more active.

National Programmes

Walk 4 Life

Walk4Life was orginally part of the Government's Change4Life campaign that was set up to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that ad

Walking for Health

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle.

Partners

  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Sport England
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
    County Sport Network
  • Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
    Melton Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
    Blaby District Council
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
  • Sport England
    Melton Borough Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    County Sport Network
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • QUEST