Latest Walking for Health News

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...
Walkers on a health walk in Hemel Hempstead
Department of Health pledges £1 million for walking
Published: 16 August 2013
A year on from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics the Department of Health has announced funding to get children and families more active including a modest £1 million for walking initiatives. This investment in walking is good news and we...
Walkers on evening stroll
Make the most of summer with evening walks
Published: 2 August 2013
Get out and about, enjoy the fresh air, watch the sunset and chat to friends. Lots of our schemes run summer evening walks, so find your nearest and get involved. “One of the real joys of summer is being able to make more of our evenings and get...