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Walking is the easiest, most accessible, cost effective, and enjoyable way for most people to increase their physical activity.

An Overview of Walking

Walking is the easiest, most accessible, cost effective, and enjoyable way for most people to increase their physical activity. The great thing about walking is that you can do it any where! 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.

Find Walking Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Active 10 App

The Active 10 app records every minute of walking you do (anonymously). Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go!

Couch to 5K

Get off the couch and running 5K in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions.

Go Orienteering - Permanent Courses

A Permanent Orienteering Course is a perfect way for getting active, enjoying the scenery and green spaces with your family, or as a chance to get outdoors for a competitive time trial.

parkrun

parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

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...

National Governing Bodies

Ramblers Association

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

Get Fit Today

Providing the very best in outdoor group fitness sessions, our aim is to get you active, healthy and fit by putting the Fun back into Fitness

BodyInBalance Pilates Northampton

BodyInBalance Pilates Northampton

Pilates Classes in the Community at Abington Bowling Club.

Virtual classes to include intervals, Pilates and Stretch and Relax via Facebook online programme under Facebook Bodyinbalance@Pilatesnorthampton

Walking Football Moulton (Northampton)

Walking Football Moulton (Northampton)

Three weekly sessions for over 50s: Mondays 7-8pm , Tuesday & Fridays 10-11am. Check meeting time with Phil Andrews before turning up. No spectators allowed during Covid. More sessions added in summer.
Ideal if unable play football anywhere else due to i

Buggy Bootcamp by Fitness by Sara

Buggy Bootcamp by Fitness by Sara

From initial recuperation in your first six weeks, through those tough times of getting back into your clothes and helping you get to the new levels of fitness that you need to be a MUM.

Adventure Geek Walking Club

Adventure Geek Walking Club

Adventure Geek provides both guided and self guided walks in Northamptonshire, 3-4 times a week. Evening and daytime walks. In addition, we organise other adventures such as Snowdon, Hadrian's Wall, Cotswolds, Peak District etc.

Our goal is to get pe

Action4Youth

Action4Youth

Our charity gives local children and young people inspiring experiences and life skills, no matter what their background, ability or disability. We run two outstanding outdoor education centres, deliver NCS, Duke of Edinburgh and give vital support to ove

Brackley Town Football Club

Brackley Town Football Club

Brackley Town FC have teams from Saturday Soccer Schools 4-6 yr olds up to our First Team. We have teams at each age group from u7 - u18 in our Player Development Academy. All of our coaches are Licensed FA coaches ranging from Level 1 FA to UEFA B.

Market Harborough Parkrun

Market Harborough Parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Walk Together Welland Park

Walk Together Welland Park

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader

Lutterworth Walking Group

Lutterworth Walking Group

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader.

Broughton Astley Walking Group

Broughton Astley Walking Group

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader.

Walk Together Bouskell Park

Walk Together Bouskell Park

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader.

Nordic Walking - walk n talk sessions

Nordic Walking - walk n talk sessions

For experienced Nordic Walkers, a great way to see yourself fit, exploring fabulous Rutlan and surrounding areas.

Wistow Wellness

Wistow Wellness

A gentle walk through the footpaths and towpath in the vicinity of the fabulous Wistow Rural Centre

Wednesday Western Park Walkout

Wednesday Western Park Walkout

This evening walk will give those who work during the day the chance to get some exercise and a bit of fresh air with a group of like-minded individuals. Sticking to pavements, we will walk around the perimeter of Leicester's Western Park, making sure that we increase the pace to raise the heart rate and get those muscles moving. If you have been stuck behind a desk all day or rushed off your feet at work, this is just the walk you need to release the tension and improve your fitness and wellbeing.

Walk Together Glen Parva

Walk Together Glen Parva

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader.

Walk Together Stoney Stanton

Walk Together Stoney Stanton

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader.

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Delapre Couch-to-5K

Delapre Couch-to-5K

Couch to 5K is designed for complete beginners, those who have never ran before or not for a long time. The 10 week course will gradually take you through a walk/jog programme with the aim of walking less and jogging more as the weeks progress. By week 10, you will be able to jog for 30 minutes continuously and be well on your way to achieving 5km.

Walk Derbyshire Lead

Derbyshire County Council and Active Derbyshire want to support everyone in the county to have the opportunity to walk within their local community. There is a particular focus on people and communities where being active is not a part of their current life. Derbyshire already has an incredible network of walking groups and this will provide a foundation to build upon with many local partners.

Walk Derbyshire is being launched to promote all walking opportunities across the County. We are looking for some to lead on this work over the next 3 years.