Walking for Health
Walking is one of the easiest ways to become more physically active. We know that physical activity is good for people living with cancer. So we’ve teamed up with the Ramblers to run Walking for Health – a network of organised walks across England.
Cheryl, my walk leader, encouraged me to walk, which greatly improved my mindset and fitness when I was recovering from cancer.
Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping all kinds of people to lead a more active lifestyle.
Working with the Ramblers has given us a great chance to share our walking and health expertise. This means we can help 600 schemes to offer short, free, local health walks in communities across England.
Walking as part of a small group is a good way to get started and keep motivated. You’ll make friends, encourage each other and discover new walks near to you.
You can expect:
walks to suit people with long-term health conditions, including cancer
friendly, knowledgeable, trained walk leaders
safe routes to walk.
To learn more or find your nearest walk just visit Walking for Health.
Health walks across the UK
Similar schemes operate in Scotland (visit pathsforall.org.uk) and Wales (letswalkcymru.org.uk).
In Northern Ireland, contact the Physical Activity Co-ordinator in your local health trust to find out about health walks.
Contact name: Margaret Devlin-Hania
Tel: 02895 046580
Northern (council areas of Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Cookstown, Larne, Magherafelt, Moyle and Newtownabbey)
Contact: Nicola Browne
Tel: 028 2563 5575
South Eastern (council areas of Newtownards, Down, North Down and Lisburn)
Contact: Paula Hookings
Tel: 028 92 501373
Southern (council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon, Newry & Mourne)
Contact: Sabrina Lynn
Tel: 028 3831 1525
Western (council areas of Derry, Limavady, Strabane, Omagh and Fermanagh)
Contact: Lesley Finlay
Tel: 028 7186 5127