Setting up health walks

Want to help people get more active by setting up a local walking group? You've come to the right place!

Here's some information that you need to know before considering setting up a health walk scheme. 


Our health walks come in all shapes and sizes, but they should be:

  • Regular – consistent walks undertaken on a frequent basis
  • Short – not longer than 90 minutes
  • Easy - accessible to all, particularly people who are currently inactive
  • Free  - no membership or fees
  • Led by trained volunteers – volunteers must complete our free walk leader training

The best way to set up a new health walk group or start a new walk is by getting in touch with an existing scheme in your area. Use our WalkFinder to find your local scheme - let them know your plans, what you have to offer and find out if they can support your new walk. If you can't find your local scheme, don't get a response, or linking in with them is not appropriate for any reason, then contact us here.

When you get in touch with your local scheme, it's good to bear these questions in mind:

  • What walk(s) would you like to set up and why - who will benefit?
  • What resources do you have to support the walk(s) and what resources will you need? For example walk leaders, partnerships, funds, training, experience and time.

Find and contact your local scheme


See also: About walk leader training