Make a change for Get Walking Week

Walking for Health group in Grimsby

Are you looking to get more active? Do you want to introduce your friends or family to the joys of the outdoors? Our short walks festival, Get Walking Week, from 3 May - 10 May is the perfect opportunity to get out more on foot.

Only a third of us are active enough but it’s really easy to make a small change to become healthier and happier. Walking is one of the simplest ways to start and we've got lots of ways to get you going. 

You can join one of our local walks, organise your own outing with friends and family or slowly introduce more walking into your everyday journeys. You might even find local green spaces and wildlife you didn't know existed.

Walking is an easy and fun way to improve health and wellbeing and it’s free too, all you need is a good pair of shoes to get going – and Get Walking Week is the perfect time to start.

To help people take their first steps we’ll be offering lots of ways for you start walking and keep doing it with Ramblers groups running short walks across the country and Walking for Health schemes in England inviting you to join them too.

“We want as many people as possible to step out on one of our short walks during Get Walking Week so that they can experience the benefits walking has to offer” said Simon Barnett, Director of Walking Development at the Ramblers. 

If you’d prefer to organise your own walks there are lots of free to download short walking routes available in our online library and if you’re planning a walk in Scotland you can also choose from over two hundred short Medal Routes.

And we've got lots of advice to help, whether it’s top tips to keep motivated or practical information so you can get the most from your walk. You can also read our reviews of the latest walking gear and walking books.

“We've seen first-hand what a positive impact regular walking can have on people’s lives so we're keen to open up opportunities to everyone so they can benefit too and take those important first steps towards a healthier and happier lifestyle” added Simon.