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. In order to become familar with accreditation, you will be able to find out what is required by liaising with your regional development officer for your area. They can guide you through the process and offer the support you need.

Once schemes become accredited, our training and quality assurance team are there to support you to maintain your status and offer advice when needed.

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