Latest Walking for Health News

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...
Help Hertfordshire set a health walks record!
Published: 12 May 2016
Hertfordshire’s Countryside Management Service wants to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the free guided walks which take place throughout the morning and are open to anyone to join.   The record-setting attempt is to...
Reading Walks Programme annual walking forum
Published: 11 May 2016
SPEAKERS:  Dr William Bird, Intelligent Health Charlie Coward, Walking for Health Reading Walks Programme is delighted to announce that Dr. William Bird, the GP who put forward the vision for Walking for Health, is attending the Forum to talk to...
Walkers milling in the woods
Richmond walkers step out in the sun
Published: 5 May 2016
59 walkers attended the celebration walk, which was led by senior walk leader Peter Davenport. Peter even used a microphone to ensure that the many walkers could hear.  If you're interested in attending a health walk in or near Richmond, take a...
Sonning Common celebrates 20 years of health walks!
Published: 27 April 2016
The group hosted an afternoon tea at the village hall, and walkers were then invited to take part in a social walk on one of the original routes. In 1996 local GP Dr William Bird took some direct action to help the patients of his diabetic clinic...
Volunteer Mike McCann receiving award at the Ramblers Members Day
Inspiring Walker award winner!
Published: 8 April 2016
Mike has been a voluntary walk leader for an incredible ten years. During this time he has helped hundreds of people to enjoy a more active life, through leading walks and training other volunteers.  Diagnosed with prostate cancer around eight ...

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