Latest Walking for Health News

Making headlines: Peter Sissons launches new wellbeing walk in Otford
Published: 2 October 2017
Britain’s longest serving newsreader joined 25 fellow residents and Sevenoaks District Chairman Cllr Larry Abraham to launch the walk on Wednesday 27 October, joining walkers on the inaugural route.Every Step Counts is a gentle wellbeing walk...
Celebrating the launch of Active 10
Published: 7 September 2017
41% of adults aged 40–60 in England currently do less than ten minutes of brisk walking a month, but Active 10 set to change this.Even ten minutes of brisk walking a day can make a huge difference to your health. In the short term, it gets the...
Halton Get Active - Volunteer of the Year
Published: 21 June 2017
John is a walk leader with Halton Borough Council Walking for Health and was recently named Volunteer of the Year at the Halton Get Active Forum Awards.Scheme coordinator Paula Parle couldn’t sing John’s praises...
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 Lu,...
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...
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...

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