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Walking for Health accreditation
Walking for Health currently has over 450 accredited health walk schemes that have met the the accreditation criteria set by Natural England when they ran the programme.
What are the accreditation criteria?
All schemes who carry the accreditation logo have shown that they:
- Offer at least one health walk per month which is suitable for beginners. By this we mean a flat walk that lasts less than an hour with no stiles, led by a trained walk leader.
- Meet our best practice guidance, including regular use of the Outdoor Health Questionnaire (OHQ), walk register and risk assessment, and hold valid public liability insurance.
- Collect basic monitoring information by using our database or collecting their own data and supplying it to us quarterly.
Applying for and renewing accreditation
We're currently reviewing the accreditation process and criteria, with plans to reopen applications and renewals of accreditation during 2013. In the meantime, all schemes who received accreditation from Natural England are still recognised as accredited schemes by Walking for Health.
If you have any questions about accreditation please do get in touch.