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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 Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Good Move

Tue, 27 Mar 2018

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.

Community Sport Hubs

Community Sport Hubs bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community.

Better Health

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Make Inside Feel Better.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

We Are Undefeatable

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.

National Governing Bodies

Ramblers Association

Contact Name
General enquiries
Contact Email
ramblers@ramblers.org.uk
Contact Telephone
020 7339 8500
Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Partnership of sports and activity providers delivering activity in the Dennistoun Area. Linking sports activity to community needs is the key to everything that DACSH undertakes.
A number of venues are used, with the main hub being in Alexandra Park.

NG Active

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

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 of Glasgow surprising ourselves each week and having a lot of laug

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
- Physical Activity

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.

Health Walk

Health Walk

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

Health Walk

Health Walk

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

Health Walk

Health Walk

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

Health Walk

Health Walk

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

Health Walk

Health Walk

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

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