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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 4th October

Barrow Health Walk

Tuesday 25th September

Walk Training

Saturday 29th September

Gorse Covert Health Walk

Wednesday 26th September

LOROS Santa Fun Run

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 (12:00 - 13:00)

LOROS 39th Winter Walk

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 - Fri, 27 Dec 2019

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.

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

International Walk to School Month

Every October, International Walk to School Month sees primary school pupils from across the UK join forces with children in more than 40 countries worldwide to celebrate the benefits of walking to sc

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.

National Walking Month

It’s time to get walking for National Walking Month!

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.

Local Programmes

Active10

Exercise...made easy. Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise?

Choose How You Move

Consider the different travel options available to you including Walking and Cycling.

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

Partners

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

Partners

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