Set up a health walk

Everything you need to know to start a health walk or run a Ramblers Wellbeing Walks group in your area.

Setting up a Ramblers Wellbeing Walk 

So you want to start a Ramblers Wellbeing Walk? 

Our Wellbeing Walks leaders help boost the nation’s wellbeing one step at a time, and we’d love you to join us. You’ll make it possible for even more people to enjoy the pleasures of walking and reap the benefits of being more active. And whether you want to start a new health walk as part of an existing group or set up a new Ramblers Wellbeing Walks group in your area, we make it easy for you to get going.  


Creating a Ramblers Wellbeing Walk that works for everyone   

Setting up a Ramblers Wellbeing Walk means you get to choose when, where and how far you go. All we ask is that you stick to a few guidelines designed to make sure walks are welcoming for everyone. That means they should be: 

  • Regular: Ideally at least one planned short walk a week, starting at the same time and place every week. 

  • Short: No longer than 90 minutes. 

  • Easy: Walks should be over easy terrain and at a steady pace to suit everyone, along routes accessible to all. 

  • Led by trained volunteers: All walk leaders must complete our walk leader training. 


How to start a new health walk or run a Wellbeing Walks group  

Setting up a new health walk as part of an existing Wellbeing Walks group 

Contact your local group co-ordinator to share your ideas for a new walk (eg. the route, theme or audience) and find out if this will fit with their programme. Also what training and support you’ll need to get started.   

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Creating a new Ramblers Wellbeing Walks group 

If there isn’t already a Ramblers Wellbeing Walks group in your local area, we can support you with the setup process.  This includes ensuring that your walk leaders are trained to a high standard and can competently and confidently lead short, free, health walks.

Contact us to find out how to create an accredited Ramblers Wellbeing Walks group. 

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Wellbeing Walk Groups

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks groups are all over England and there should be some within easy reach of where you live. Search by location to a local group.

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Getting started with walking

Our Wellbeing Walks make getting active easier, for everyone. Because you’ll be walking with others, you’ll feel safe, be supported, and have fun along the way.

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Walking with health conditions

Walking can help manage health conditions, reduce symptoms, and boost our mood. We’ll help you take your first steps to being more active, with confidence.