Wellbeing Walks programme – prescribe walking


The health walk scheme trusted by healthcare professionals  

The Ramblers Wellbeing Walks is England’s largest health walk scheme.  We lead the way to wellbeing for your patients, naturally.  

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Experts in walking 

The Ramblers is a charity and enables the biggest and most vibrant community of walkers in Britain, so you can trust in our expertise and experience. And whether you prescribe walking or recommend people get more active, our health walks are always free of charge for your patients. Plus, every short group walk is led by a trained, fully insured Ramblers Wellbeing Walks leader. So when you recommend walking with us, you can be confident your patients will be in safe hands.  We have: 

  • 160 Wellbeing Walks schemes across England  

  • 1,500 weekly short group walks  

  • 65,000 participants of all abilities each week 

  • 6,000 trained volunteer walk leaders 

“Ramblers Wellbeing Walks offers a clear mechanism for primary care and other professionals to refer people to an appropriate led walks programme."  Public Health England 

For which patient groups are Wellbeing Walks suitable? 

We recognise the benefits of walking for mental and physical wellbeing and reducing social isolation. And we know there are millions of people whose health and happiness desperately need a dose of nature. That’s why we make sure our short group walks are suitable for everyone, regardless of ability. They’re ideal for people:  

  • with restricted mobility  

  • with declining health who want to stay active but at reduced levels 

  • new to physical activity  

  • recovering from ill health  

  • suffering from isolation

Work with the Ramblers Wellbeing Walks programme

Why recommend walking with the Ramblers Wellbeing Walks programme? 

Our health walks are specially designed around what we know it takes to get people walking and stay active. We remove barriers to make our walks accessible to all and provide a safe, supportive, and fun group environment to help people stay motivated.  

All our group walks are along tried-and-test routes, and: 

  • over easy terrain, at a steady pace to suit everyone 

  • along accessible routes  

  • always short and never longer than 90 minutes 

  • local and accessible on foot or by public transport  

  • easy to find on our website  

How can healthcare professionals work with the scheme? 

Signpost patients to a Ramblers Wellbeing Walk nearby 

Because we’re England’s largest health walk scheme, there’s bound to be a scheme within easy reach of your practice and patients.  

Find your local Ramblers Wellbeing Walk 

Host a health walk at your practice 

Contact your local group to discuss how you can work in partnership to facilitate a walk running from your GP practice

Contact your local Ramblers Wellbeing Walks programme co-ordinator.