Walking for Health accreditation

Walking for Health

We initially launched scheme accreditation as part of the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support’s leadership of the programme back in 2014. As you know, accreditation was introduced as a quality mark for all schemes to ensure that everyone who comes into contact with a Walking for Health walk has a quality experience.


Some of the early schemes that became accredited over two years ago have started to think about renewing their accreditation. I wanted to let you know that you don’t need to worry as you are still accredited.


The Walking for Health national team will be reviewing the existing criteria in due course and will be consulting with schemes to ensure that we understand what is important to you in terms of quality for your scheme and walkers. Until such time as we communicate any changes you should be reassured that your scheme will remain accredited to the programme. If you have any comments about the forthcoming accreditation review please direct them to me rob.wallis@ramblers.org.uk .


We welcome newer schemes that have not yet been through the accreditation process. You will already be familiar with aspects of accreditation when joining us and through conversations that you may have had with your regional development officer. Please let the development officer know once you are ready to apply. Schemes have up to one year in order to prepare for their accreditation status.

If you have any questions about the current criteria and ongoing support please contact natalie.raperport@ramblers.org.uk