Walking links

Below you will find links to a variety of local and national initiatives and organisations, all offering useful advice and resources.

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Initiatives

The Ramblers' Get Walking, Stay Walking campaign

Apply for a free Get Walking pack.

www.getwalking.org

 

Walk4Life

Part of the Change4Life movement, Walk4Life is all about helping people move - and walking is a great way to start! 

he interactive website is full of walking routes to try out and also gives you the option to track your progress by recording what you do. plus, if there's a walk you love, you can upload it to share!

 www.walk4life.info/

 

Join the Ramblers

Join a programme of led walks in your local area.

www.ramblers.org.uk

 

National Trust's Walk Finder

Find a walk at Britain's many beautiful National Trust sites

www.nationaltrust.org.uk 

 

Walking for Health's Walk Finder

Find a free organised Health Walk to join in your area.

www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

 

Walk to School Week

Annual inititative to make you think about how your family gets to school!

www.walktoschool.org.uk

 

Walking Buses

A scheme to help parents unable to walk to school to allow their children to join others that can.

www.cornwall.gov.uk

 

Schools on the Move

A school-based pedometer promotion for 9-13 year olds, designed to encourage pupils to become more active.

http://public.schoolsonthemove.co.uk

 

Nordic Walking

Use poles to make your walking harder and more beneficial.

www.nordicwalking.co.uk/find/Cornwall

 

Wild Food Walks

Re-learn the skills and innate wisdom that is in all of us: to forage, feel alive & healthy, sense, communicate and live more harmoniously.

www.wildwalks-southwest.co.uk

 

Walk to Work Week

Take part in this annual green and healthy commute!

www.walkingworks.org.uk/walk-to-work-week

 

Join the Long Distance Walking Association

Join the LDWA to meet other long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes.

www.ldwa.org.uk

 

Walking Routes

Find hundreds of links to UK web pages which detail thousands of on-line walking routes, hiking trails, route directions and route maps - and plenty in cornwall alone!

www.walking-routes.co.uk/

 

Organisations

Walk England

Walk England has been established as a social enterprise to work in partnerships across the country to create local opportunities for people to choose to walk, to walk more often, to walk to more places, and to feel safe while doing so. It promotes walking as a way to be healthy, travel and relax - by bringing together and inspiring people who want to walk more, with those health, transport and environmental professionals responsible for supporting their choice.

www.walkengland.org.uk

 

Walk Jog Run

TheWalk Jog Run website is a free and easy way to create a running route or find one from their member running routes. You also have the opportunity to: Calculate Distance; Calculate Pace; Track Calories Burned Walking or Running; and Explore new Running Routes.

www.walkjogrun.co.uk

 

Living Streets

Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. With their supporters they work to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk. They work with professionals and politicians to make sure every community can enjoy vibrant streets and public spaces.

www.livingstreets.org.uk

 

Sustrans

Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity. Their vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Every day they are working on practical, innovative ways of dealing with the transport challenges that affect us all.

www.sustrans.org.uk

 

Ramblers

The Ramblers is Britain's biggest charity working to promote walking and to improve conditions for all walkers. With 135,000 members in England, Scotland and Wales, they've been working for walkers for almost 75 years.

www.ramblers.org.uk

 

Walking For Health (WfH)

Led by Natural England, Walking for Health (WfH) is for everyone with an interest in walking for health. The initiative offers information, support and encouragement to complete beginners, existing walkers and health and leisure professionals.

www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk

 

Walk4Life

Change4Life have put together a guide full of helpful tips for you to get the most out of your walks. It will help you find out things like why it's good to walk, places you can go, how to stay safe and anything else you can think of to help you get up and walking about in your area.

www.nhs.uk/change4life/

 

Travel Actively

As a consortium of the leading walking, cycling and health organisations, Travel Actively have a common belief; regular walking and cycling is beneficial for physical and mental health. Together, through fifty England-wide practical projects, they are committed to encouraging and enabling 1.8 million more people to be physically active by 2012.

www.travelactively.org.uk

 

Walking Works

Walking Works aims to encourage more people to walk to and from work, and to walk more during their working day. They do this by running national events such as Walk to Work Week, Walk Champion schemes and by giving online support to people who pledge to walk more. As part of the campaign, they work directly with businesses to help them promote walking and encourage their employees to use walking as a way to travel actively.

www.walkingworks.org.uk

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