Latest Walking for Health News

Tess Tremlett cuts the 5th anniversary cake
Health walks in the Forest of Dean celebrate their 5th anniversary
Published: 19 July 2013
Walking for Health in the Forest of Dean has just celebrated its 5th birthday. Over 60 people gathered together to mark the occasion with – of course – a walk, followed by a barbecue and refreshments. The local scheme was originally set up by Tess...
Alli Gordon, with daughters Sophie and Tess
Rosliston pushchair walk celebrates 6th anniversary
Published: 4 July 2013
When Alli had daughter Sophie, she was over the moon. Becoming a mum was a dream come true. However, as can happen for so many mums, when Sophie was 3 months old the constant stream of visitors dried up and Alli began to feel very lonely. “I felt...
Walk leader Patricia 'Paddy' Hutchings with Arthur Walker
“I’ve reached 90 through keeping active”
Published: 4 July 2013
Epping Forest District Council’s Lifewalks scheme is celebrating its 12th anniversary with a new and improved programme, packed full of over 200 organised walks and several special events. With walks starting in various locations including Waltham...
Mayor Stella Jones presents mugs to walk leaders
Dorchester Strollers celebrate their 10th anniversary
Published: 3 July 2013
The Strollers was formed in July 2003, following the first Action Plan developed by the Dorchester Area Community Partnership. Since then, and with funding from a variety of sources, including the Town Council, the volunteer-led constituted group...
Scheme coordinator honoured by the Queen
Published: 21 June 2013
Susan (pictured right, with the Dorchester Strollers) has been leading walks with the Ramblers since 1987 and has been scheme coordinator for Dorchester Strollers since she helped set it up in 2003. She’s to be awarded a British Empire Medal for...
Walk leader and walker
Spreading the word....the new Walking for Health brand gets out and about
Published: 13 June 2013
Every step counts...making headlinesSunderland Wellness Walking programme promoted their scheme in the Sunderland Echo this month, using our new T-shirts with their “every step counts” message as the centre piece for the promotional photo.  “It’s...