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Walking

Ramblers Association

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

Get Involved

Health Walk

Wednesday 22nd November

Owls Beginners Running Club

Monday 27th November

Barrow Runners

Monday 27th November

Barrow Health Walk

Tuesday 21st November

Mountsorrel Health Walk

Thursday 7th December

Christmas Tree Hunt - Xplorer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 (16:00 - 17:00)

Hinckley Family Festive Fun Run

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 (10:30 - 12:00)

LOROS Winter Walk

Wed, 27 Dec 2017

One You Campaign

Multiple Dates

One You Week

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 (09:00 - 12:00)

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!

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!

Local Programmes

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.

Volunteering Opportunities

Lead the way!

Thu 26 Oct, 2017

Partners

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

Partners

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