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

An Overview of Walking

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.
  • Hiking is a natural exercise that promotes physical fitness, is economical and convenient, and requires no special equipment. Hiking is basic to many sporting activities and is also a widely recommended and practiced form of physical training.

Benefits

Along with the physical benefits, walking can be done in an organised group or with friends making it the perfect social activity. Walking with others is a great way to meet new people and keep motivated.

Involvement

For more information about the benefits of walking and how to get started take a look at the helpful NHS walking guide. To find local walking schemes or to start one of your own, visit Walking for Health.

Find Walking Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Community Sport Hubs - Health and Wellbeing

Entry Level and wellbeing activities delivered by Community Sport Hub member organisations to courage more active lifestyles.

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people active.

Good Move

Good Move recognises that being physically active is one of the single most important things you can do for our health, which is why we focus our efforts on enabling the inactive become active.

Health Walks East Glasgow

Our walks are easy, fun and free. What's more, with more than 50 walks taking place each week, there's bound to be one near you.

Health Walks North Glasgow

Our walks are easy, fun and free. What's more, with more than 50 walks taking place each week, there's bound to be one near you.

Health Walks South Glasgow

Our walks are easy, fun and free. What's more, with more than 50 walks taking place each week, there's bound to be one near you.

Health Walks West Glasgow

Our walks are easy, fun and free. What's more, with more than 50 walks taking place each week, there's bound to be one near you.

Shettleston Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around Shettleston, Sandyhills, Springboig, and Tollcross areas of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people

Themed Walks

Join us for FREE Themed Walks across Glasgow. Lace up your shoes, dress for the weather to stroll and discover the city's heritage, architecture and wildlife along the way.

National Governing Bodies

Ramblers Association

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

Scottish Civic Trust

The Scottish Civic Trust is a charity founded in 1967. The Trust is based in the category A-listed Tobacco Merchant's House in Glasgow. They aim to provide leadership and focus in the protection, enhancement and development of Scotland's built environment

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Scottish Hillwalking and Activities Group

This group is part of Scottish Hillwalking & Activities Group - for walking and hillwalking events. We're a friendly group founded to be run by the members for the members. Most of our organisers live in the Central Belt and we organise walks and hill

Alliance Scotland - Health Walks

Alliance Scotland - Health Walks

Alliance Scotland is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. We have a growing membership of national and local third sector organisations, associates in the statutory and private sectors, disabled peop

Bonnie Boots

Bonnie Boots

Founded by Boots & Beards to allow women from diverse backgrounds explore opportunities into nature.

Boots and Beards

Boots and Beards

We work with our communities to improve their health and wellbeing. By working together, we believe in changing lives for the better.

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

We are a partnership of local sports & activity providers supporting the community in all things sport and physical activity. We are made of committee members and partners with the focus of our community at the centre of the discussions.

Good Move

Good Move

Good Move recognises that being physically active is one of the single most important things you can do for our health, which is why we focus our efforts on enabling the inactive become active.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Govanhill Baths is a grassroots activist-based organisation in the heart of Govanhill delivering wide ranging health, wellbeing, arts, environmental and heritage projects.

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NG Active

NG Active is a partnership between NG Homes and Glasgow Sport, linking to deliver sport and activity in the Springburn area of Glasgow. From walking to Disc Golf being delivered in Springburn Park, the partnership are jointly working on a variety of acti

Malls Mire Toryglen Pump Track and Cycle Trails

Malls Mire Toryglen Pump Track and Cycle Trails

Situated in Malls Mire Park (Toryglen), this pump track and cycle trails gives less experienced riders the opportunity to hone their skills and build their confidence while being outdoors and getting active.

Glasgow Southside Slowies

Glasgow Southside Slowies

Welcome to the Southside Slowies. Established in September 2022, we are a free community group of people who recognise that running socially is easier and more fun than running on your own.

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Queen's Park Recreation Ground (Glasgow)

Located beside Queen's Park the recreation ground has wide open green spaces and has a skateboard half pipe and outdoor gymnastic equipment.

Seven Lochs

Seven Lochs

Visit Seven Lochs Wetland Park where ancient lochs, woodland walks, a wealth of wildlife and over 10,000 years of history are waiting to be discovered.

Scottish Hillwalking and Activities Group

Scottish Hillwalking and Activities Group

Welcome to the rock and indoor climbing branch of Scottish Hillwalking & Activities Group, Scottish Hillwalking & Activities Group - Climbing.

Elder Park Junior parkrun

Elder Park Junior parkrun

What is Elder Park junior parkrun? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds).​

Elder Park - Park Run

Elder Park - Park Run

What is Elder Park parkrun? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Govan Sports Hub

Govan Sports Hub

Active Govan supports sports clubs and physical activity providers within the local Govan area to work together to provide opportunities for people to stay or become active within their community.

Jiggly Joggers

Jiggly Joggers

Jiggly Joggers are a group of ladies all shapes and sizes from all backgrounds who were all equally terrified of the thought of running. Now we proudly pound the streets of the East End surprising ourselves each week and having a lot of laughs!

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Bellahouston Cycle Track

Bellahouston Cycle track is a great space to stretch you legs or wheels.

Glasgow East End Community Carers

Glasgow East End Community Carers

Glasgow East End Community Carers provides support for carers who are caring for family members or friends. We provide advice and information, a wellbeing programme, and a homecare service.

Cassiltoun Housing Association

Cassiltoun Housing Association

This page is to highlight the range of things happening at Cassiltoun Housing Association and how to get involved.

Victoria junior parkrun

Victoria junior parkrun

Victoria junior parkrun, Glasgow is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for 4 to 14 year olds held every Sunday at 9:30am. Event takes place in Victoria Park, Victoria Park Drive North, Glasgow. G14 9NW.

Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails

Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain bike trails, pumptrack and skills area for all abilities by Velosolutions, located in Cathkin Braes.

Sport Forever Foundation

Sport Forever Foundation

Young People providing activities & guidance in response to suicides & mental health

Easterhouse Phoenix - Men @ Phoenix

Easterhouse Phoenix - Men @ Phoenix

A dedicated club for males in Easterhouse aged 18+ years to socialise and get active through a wide range of activities. We aim to keep costs low by only asking attendees to donate through an honesty box.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse CSH delivers activities across the Easterhouse community: Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Taekwondo, Hurling, Yoga, Table Tennis, Community activities and Physical Activity

Go Connect - Glen Oaks Housing Association

Go Connect - Glen Oaks Housing Association

The aim of our goConnect project is to support our tenants who struggle with any aspect of their tenancy and create community capacity.

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

Themed Walk - Monday 1st July : Glasgow Necropolis Angels

Themed Walk - Monday 1st July : Glasgow Necropolis Angels

Join us for FREE led Themed Walks across the City.

Themed Walk - Monday 29th July : George Wylie Art

Themed Walk - Monday 29th July : George Wylie Art

Join us for FREE led Themed Walks across the City.

Health Walk - Gorbals Social Saunter (Delivered by Alliance Scotland)

Health Walk - Gorbals Social Saunter (Delivered by Alliance Scotland)

Fun, free, easy walks in your local community for all abilities. Ideal for meeting new people, walking and exploring Glasgow's lovely parks and greenspaces.

Themed Walk - Tuesday 23rd July : City Centre Murals Trail

Themed Walk - Tuesday 23rd July : City Centre Murals Trail

Join us for FREE led Themed Walks across the City.

Themed Walk - Thursday 1st August : The Southern Necropolis

Themed Walk - Thursday 1st August : The Southern Necropolis

Join us for FREE led Themed Walks across the City.

Themed Walk - Tuesday 25th June - Statues of Liberty

Themed Walk - Tuesday 25th June - Statues of Liberty

Join us for FREE led Themed Walks across the City.

Themed Walk - Thursday 15th August : Glasgow’s ‘Statues of Liberty’

Themed Walk - Thursday 15th August : Glasgow’s ‘Statues of Liberty’

Join us for FREE led Themed Walks across the City.

Health Walk/Saunter - Gorbals (Good Move)

Health Walk/Saunter - Gorbals (Good Move)

Fun, free, easy walks in your local community for all abilities. Ideal for meeting new people, walking and exploring Glasgow's lovely parks and greenspaces.

Health Walk - Garnethill (Delivered by Garnethill Multicultural Centre)

Health Walk - Garnethill (Delivered by Garnethill Multicultural Centre)

Fun, free, easy walks in your local community for all abilities. Ideal for meeting new people, walking and exploring Glasgow's lovely parks and greenspaces.

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