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Health Walk

Wednesday 21st March

Owls Beginners Running Club

Monday 19th March

Barrow Health Walk

Tuesday 20th March

Sensory Stroll

Monday 19th March

LOROS Twilight Walk

Sat, 14 Apr 2018

Walking Netball Host Training Course

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 (10:00 - 16:00)

On Your Feet Britain

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

National Walking Month 2018

Tue, 01 May 2018 - Thu, 31 May 2018

National Forest Walking Festival Nordic Walks

Sat, 19 May 2018 - Thu, 31 May 2018

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.


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.


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.


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

JUST Get Involved

JUST South Leicestershire is a campaign to get more females taking part in more local sports and activity sessions.

March for Men

Why? Because prostate cancer has now overtaken breast cancer to become the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, taking one man every 45 minutes. So step up on a March for Men and help us raise the Â

National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

National Walking Month

A month dedicated to encouraging people across the country to take to their feet and feel the benefits of walking.

Walk to School Week

The countdown is on to Walk to School Week 2018! The five-day walking challenge will be taking place from 21-25 May. Join the thousands of schools taking part and feel the benefits of walking.

Walk To Work Day

April 6th is National Walk To Work Day. Introduced to encourage people to be mindful of their health and their carbon footprint and a great excuse to treat yourself to that latte on the way to work, a

National Programmes


Pathwatch is our biggest and most ambitious path campaign ever: aimed at getting all rights of way in England and Wales well maintained by 2020. Thanks to the Big Pathwatch survey, we have a picture o

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.


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


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