Health & social care professionals
Ramblers Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes.
Every week we support thousands of people to experience the benefits of getting and staying active, improving their mental and physical wellbeing, and reducing social isolation.
Spending just 60 seconds recommending Walking for Health to your patients will encourage them to increase their levels of physical activity, ultimately saving lives and money, and reducing clinic numbers.
"Walking for Health offers a clear mechanism for primary care and other professionals to refer people to an appropriate led walks programme"
- Public Health England
If you're a health professional keen to get your patients walking, there are a number of ways you can work together with your local Walking for Health scheme.
Whether you’re interested in signposting to an existing walk or setting one up at your practice, contact your local scheme and find out if they can support you. To find your local Walking for Health scheme, use our walk finder.
In 2017 we worked with health professionals to help us test a signposting protocol. You can find more information about the pilot here.
We have compiled an information pack for health and social care professionals, which includes all the essential information about Walking for Health, examples of how you can get involved, an overview of the benefits of walking for your patients and your practice, and case studies of walkers and practice walks.
Please click on 'Information Pack' below to download your copy.
How Walking for Health helps people with cancer - booklets available
If you'd like to support people with cancer to join their local short group walk, our 'How Walking for Health helps people with cancer' booklets could help. These short booklets include information about the benefits of physical activity, and the stories of a couple of walkers who benefited from walking during and after cancer treatment. If you'd like to order some booklets to display in your practice or hand out to patients, please email us.