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Ramblers Association

Contact Name
General enquiries
Contact Email
ramblers@ramblers.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 7339 8500

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What is Walking?

Walking is the easiest, most accessible, cost effective, and enjoyable way for most people to increase their physical activity.

The great thing about walking is that you can do it any where! There are many footpaths, parks and country parks to explore. Most of us walk a little bit every day, but most of us would benefit from walking more. Whether it's for leisure, to work up a sweat or in competition, you can find a type of walking that suits your ability and fits into your schedule.

  • Urban walking: Ditch the car and walk - it's that simple!
  • Walking groups: Don't want to walk alone? Joining a walking group is not only social, it can also help motivate you to keep going.
  • Rambling and Hiking: If you enjoy the great outdoors, there is no better way of experiencing the countryside than at your own pace through hiking or rambling.
  • Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking can be seen as taking your nature walk to the next level, using poles to work the upper body and push the legs a little harder than they would be otherwise.
  • Race Walking: it's a progression of steps where the feet make contact with the ground constantly. At least one foot must always be on the ground at any time. In running, the feet move at a much faster pace and feet are allowed to both be off the ground at the same time.

Campaigns

National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

Local Programmes

Walking for Health Groups

There are a wide range of Walking for Health groups across North Yorkshire. You can find a group near you by looking at the local pages and clicking the links below.

National Programmes

Active10

Exercise...made easy. Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise?

Pathwatch

Pathwatch is our biggest and most ambitious path campaign ever: aimed at getting all rights of way in England and Wales well maintained by 2020. Thanks to the Big Pathwatch survey, we have a picture o

Walk 4 Life

Walk4Life was orginally part of the Government's Change4Life campaign that was set up to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that ad

Walking for Health

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle.