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Walking

Ramblers Association

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

Get Involved

Mountsorrel Health Walk

Thursday 20th December

Barrow Health Walk

Tuesday 11th December

Walk Training

Saturday 15th December

Gorse Covert Health Walk

Wednesday 12th December

Shepshed Running Club

Thursday 13th December

LOROS 39th Winter Walk

Thu, 27 Dec 2018

LOROS Tower Run 2019

Sat, 09 Mar 2019

LOROS Twilight Walk 2019

Sat, 06 Apr 2019 (17:30 - 20:00)

The Mattioli Woods Rothley 10k 2019

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 (19:00 - 22:00)

National Parks Week 2019

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 - Mon, 29 Jul 2019

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.
  • Hiking is a natural exercise that promotes physical fitness, is economical and convenient, and requires no special equipment. Hiking is basic to many sporting activities and is also a widely recommended and practiced form of physical training.

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

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

National Parks Week is the National Parks family's annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about our 15 National Parks - Britain's breathing spaces.

On Your Feet Britain: 26 April

Take part in our national day when workers across Britain unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work on Friday 26th April 2019.

Santa Fun Runs

It's Christmas time, and what better way to get in the festive spirit than by dressing as Santa and going running!

Walking Home for Christmas: 13-23 December

Walking Home For Christmas is Walking With The Wounded's annual walking challenge to raise funds for those who served.

Local Programmes

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

Find a local health walk scheme today...

Partners

  • Sport England
    Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
  • H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
  • County Sport Network
    NWL LSA
    Active Rutland
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    O&W LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
  • NWL LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England