Tell us your story

Every single one of our walkers and volunteers has their own unique story to tell. And your stories help us encourage other people to get involved.

We also use real stories to influence government and public health bodies - to make sure they keep supporting and funding our local health walk schemes. And we'd really like to hear your story.

Has Walking for Health:

  • Improved your confidence?
  • Made you feel happier?
  • Helped you lose weight?
  • Given you a new lease of life?
  • Helped you recover from an illness?
  • Helped you develop new friendships?
  • Has volunteering given you new skills and great experiences?

Send us your story

By sending your information to us now, you're giving us your consent to use it - along with any photos you've provided - in our work.

We'll contact you if we need more information and we'll always try to let you know where we've used your story - but sometimes we might use it anonymously. We'll also contact you from time-to-time to check your details are still correct.

Please complete the online form below to send us your story. Or click here to download a printable copy that you can complete and send to us at the email or postal address on the form.

Your Details
(to help us inspire people of all backgrounds to walk)
Your Story

We know that every story is different and would like to hear from you in your own words. To help you with setting out your story, we have included some prompt questions below, but these are only a guide and we would like to hear as much or as little of your story as you are happy to tell.

Prompt questions:

  • Why did you want to start walking?
  • How did you find out about Walking for Health and what made you decide to join?
  • How did you find your first Walking for Health experience?
  • How has being involved with Walking for Health affected your life?
  • What would you say to someone who was thinking about getting involved?
  • What is the best thing about health walks?
  • If you have any suitable photographs or other documents which are relevant to your story, please use the fields below to add these to your submission.


    We would like to be able to use your story and ideally a photo of you in a range of communications. These could include printed publications; adverts; audiovisual and electronic materials (e.g. DVDs, presentations and websites); media work (e.g. press releases) and display materials (e.g. stands). Please state here if there are any ways in which you do NOT want us to use your story and/or photograph.

    I hereby give permission for this story and photograph (if included) to be used in full or in part by the Walking for Health national centre (which is run in partnership by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support) and I understand for what purposes it may be used:

    (Please type your full name here to confirm your permission is granted)

    Data Protection Statement
    The information that you give us here will only be used to contact you about your story. We will not pass the details recorded on this form on to any other organisation without your permission.