Monitoring and evaluation

Two ladies take part in a health walk in Lewisham

We want to help people around the country to get active and stay active. By effectively monitoring and evaluating our work, we can understand more about how the programme works and have relevant evidence for funders, delivery partners and local decision makers. 

National evaluation of Walking for Health

The Ramblers and Macmillan  published an evaluation of the national programme in July 2016. This adds to existing evaluation evidence about the impact of the Walking for Health programme. 

Programme overview

We regularly analyse data from the national database and scheme surveys to provide up to date overviews of the Walking for Health programme. 

The Programme overview – participant and attendance analysis provides an in depth look at who is taking part in the walks and how they hear about them, the types of walks that are most popular with participants and participation and attendance trends. This is based on data the 2015-16 financial year.

The Programme overview – Analysis of schemes and local delivery  provides information about how local Walking for Health schemes are run and funded and who their participants are. This is based on data from 2015.

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Demonstrating your impact

All schemes running health walks are required to collect information about their participants and the walks they run for monitoring and evaluation purposes. We collate this information and share it with schemes via our Demonstrating your impact report series. Schemes can use this information to benchmark how they are doing against both the national and regional picture and can use this to gain support from local funders or decision makers.