We ran a poll to find out how much visitors to our website walk a week on average – and the results were encouraging with 65% of those who voted walking for more than five hours a week and 23% walking for two to five hours.
It’s recommended that adults do 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week and walking is an ideal way to do it – it’s fun, free and there are lots of opportunities to explore on foot from joining a walking group to planning your own outings with family and friends.
If you’re looking for the social atmosphere of a group walk our local walking groups will be running over 5300 walks throughout December, January and February, with over a thousand on offer during our Festival of Winter Walks from 21 December to 5 January.
Walks during the festival are free to join and open to everyone. The festival is a great excuse to get out and enjoy the outdoors over the festive break and there are hundreds of walks to choose from on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and even a few on Christmas Day.
If you’d prefer to organise your own walk there are over 400 all-weather walking routes to download from our ever growing online library. Ramblers members get full access to all routes, while registered non-members can get details of shorter, introductory routes.
And if you’re keen to plan an even bigger walking adventure in 2014, why not join us at The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show in February. We’ll be there to talk all things walking and will also be presenting our Walk Reader Awards.
We’d like to know what your must-have walking accesory is for our next poll which you can enter by visiting our latest news page. You’ll also be able to see how other walkers have voted so far.