- Walking in a group
If you’re new to walking or don’t feel confident going out on your own, walking in a group with an experienced walk leader provides a safe and sociable environment for you to find your feet. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends.
- Walking independently: Walking routes and resources
If you’d prefer to walk on your own, or perhaps in a small group of family or friends, we’ve got lots of inspiring walking routes you can try as well as useful resources to get you going and help you carry on walking.
- Meeting new people
Whether you’re walking for your health or simply for the pleasure of exploring your local area and enjoying the great outdoors on foot, there are so many benefits to be gained from walking with others.
- Calculating walking pace
How long you take to walk a specific distance, or how far you walk in a given time, will depend on a number of factors from your fitness level and the length of your stride to the number of stops you take to rest or enjoy your surroundings and any weight you’re carrying on you in a rucksack or backpack.
- Preventing illness
Walking can help you on the road to recovery after periods of illness and can alleviate some of the symptoms of health conditions. But it isn't just about getting better. Walking can help prevent illnesses from developing in the first place.