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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 21st February

Barrow Health Walk

Tuesday 19th February

Walk Training

Saturday 16th February

Gorse Covert Health Walk

Wednesday 20th February

Shepshed Running Club

Thursday 21st February

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Parkrun backed with major investment

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:19

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How can you make your move?

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:00

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

Big Pedal: 25th March - 5th April

We’re supporting Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK's largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge.

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.

Local Programmes

Active10

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

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to 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

Find a local health walk scheme today...

Partners

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

Partners

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