Latest Walking for Health News

Balsam Centre Walks - Inspiring Walkers
Published: 13 June 2017
Why they were nominated: When Ali joined as a volunteer with South Somerset: Step Out for Health, she felt that there was a need for much shorter walks, for people who had never taken walks and for those aiming to get fitter. Joined by Simon and...
Step Out Sheffield - Ramblers volunteer award
Published: 13 June 2017
Why they were nominated: Step Out Sheffield started in 1999 as a pilot scheme between the Ranger Service and the Medical Centre. People with various medical conditions were given 'prescriptions' for a weekly walk by Rangers trained by Walking for...
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...

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