Since April 2019 Ramblers Walking for Health has been run with support from Sport England. Walking for Health walks are developed to be accessible to people who have done little or no exercise before, or who need more support to stay active than they have in the past. They’ve already benefited a huge range of people across England, and we hope to extend their reach further, ensuring that they’re helping the people who need the most support to get and stay active.
The Ramblers Walking for Health team delivers strategic guidance for the overall programme and provides schemes with support and free resources such as training, insurance, and national promotion. The local schemes are run by a variety of organisations including councils, the NHS, charities and voluntary groups.
We aim to ensure that everyone will have access to a short, free and friendly health walk within easy reach of where they live, to help them to become and stay more active.
I’m much fitter than I was, I’ve got more energy and I’ve lost weight. I have never felt so well and joining the health walks is the best thing that has happened to me.
Ann JacobsWalking for Health participant