Latest Walking for Health News

Walkers on Goring Gap Health Walks, image from Bernard Novell
Our new report says Walking Works
Published: 4 October 2013
Walking works, and we have the proof! We’ve launched our Walking Works report, an extensive overview of the mounting research into the life-threatening consequences of inactivity, which concludes that walking is the answer. Produced by the Ramblers...
Supporting people affected by cancer to get walking
Published: 26 September 2013
Manchester Physical Activity Referral Service, which runs health walks across Manchester, is working in partnership with Macmillan Information and Support Centres based at Wythenshawe Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital. Together they’ve...
Health Exchange staff leading by example in walk around Highgate park
Smart Network, Smarter Choices
Published: 30 August 2013
The Smart Network, Smarter Choices project – which is funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund – aims to help people travel in a more sustainable way.  Not only to reduce our impact on the environment, but also to get people healthier and...
Walkers taking part in Hay Walking Festival
Go all out - join the Ramblers for the great outdoors debate!
Published: 29 August 2013
We all love the outdoors, whether it’s joining a health walk around the local common or hiking up a peak in a national park. But is there anything that could make those outings even more enjoyable? The Ramblers want to know how they can help make it...
Walkers pose in suffragette colours in Beddington Park
Suffragette celebration walk in Beddington Park
Published: 28 August 2013
On 26th July 1913 after a pilgrimage of several weeks 50,000 women arrived in Hyde Park for a rally to get the vote. On the same day in July 2013, Sutton Walking for Health scheme celebrated this historic event with a special walk to mark its 100th...
Macmillan Cancer Support logo
Macmillan Cancer Support named best charity brand of 2013
Published: 23 August 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support has been named the charity with the best brand in 2013 – knocking Cancer Research UK off the top spot for the first time in three years.They were ranked number one in the annual Third Sector Charity Brand Index, which was...