Walking for Health - progress update

walking for health

The Ramblers are proud to have run the English Walking for Health programme in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support since 2012.

We have been exploring the potential future direction of the programme, once the current partnership with Macmillan comes to an end on 31 March 2018.

We have taken feedback from a wide range of stakeholders including Walking for Health volunteers and co-ordinators, Ramblers area and group volunteers, staff and trustees, and other national organisations with an interest in physical activity through walking.

Many of you have provided input online and at workshops - for which we are very grateful - thank you.

All these views, combined with survey results and a literature review, have helped us to create two diagrams which describe the desired outcomes for the future.

The first diagram explains the benefits that a participant should experience and the factors that motivate them to try a walk in the first place… and then keep coming back.

The second diagram outlines the services that the Ramblers aspire to put in place in the future - in principle, and subject to funding - to help local co-ordinators to organise a great local short walk programme. 

To view the diagrams, please download the Theory of Change report or summary overview below:

We will continue provide updates and, in the meantime, please email any queries to rob.wallis@ramblers.org.uk.