Latest Walking for Health News

Step Out Sheffield Relaunch!
Published: 21 October 2016
What makes this so impressive is the size of the scheme, with 24 walks enjoyed by an average of 470 people every week. More remarkably, there was no break in service as the scheme transitioned from funded to volunteer run.  The relaunch event...
Weekly GP walk in Harrow
Published: 22 July 2016
Dr Merali led the walking, with the aim of inspiring people into exercise: "I'd say around 90 per cent of my patients would benefit from exercise as simple as walking to the shops or getting off a stop earlier on the tube. Even walking 10 minutes...
The North Kesteven Social Strollers picking up their UK Active Flame Award
UK Active Flame Award Winners!
Published: 21 July 2016
The UK Active Flame Awards is the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the physical activity sector, with hundreds of organisations vying for the highly coveted accolades every year.  Scheme coordinator Carly Togher picked...
Evaluation of the national Walking for Health programme
Published: 18 July 2016
In 2013, Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned an external evaluation of  Walking for Health to provide a robust and independent assessment of whether the programme helps to achieve the physical activity and wellbeing outcomes we...
Halton Volunteer of the Year!
Published: 27 June 2016
The 64-year-old was recognised for helping his local community get fitter every week, as a walk leader with the Halton Health Walk scheme. His Wednesday walking group boasts 16 different routes after Derek spent hours researching and risk assessing...
Tackling inactivity: new Sport England strategy
Published: 23 May 2016
We also welcome the announcement that Sport England will make more funding available for programmes that support people walking for leisure. This recognises what we already know: that walking is the closest thing to perfect physical activity, a free...