Health walks

Walking is one of the most popular forms of activity and a great way to get people affected by cancer more active.

Walking groups are an enjoyable, social way to become active. There are free, guided health walks across the UK. We have more information about health walks below and how to search for your nearest group.

England - Walking for Health

Walking for Health supports local schemes across England to offer short, free walks.

Together, the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support fund Walking for Health. This helps more people, including those affected by cancer, discover the joys and health benefits of walking.



Scotland - Paths for All

Paths for All has established health-walk groups across Scotland. The walks are all led by a trained volunteer and are less than an hour long.


Wales - Let’s Walk Cymru

Let's Walk Cymru groups are short-walk groups designed to help people become fitter through regular walking.


Northern Ireland - Walking for Health

Walking for Health group walks are aimed at people who do little or no physical activity but who would like to become more active.

These groups are led by trained volunteers and are available throughout Northern Ireland. If you are interested in finding out about walking groups in your area or would like to become a trained walk leader, contact the physical activity co-ordinator at your local health trust.

I found the Walking for Health leaflet in my library. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I feel like I’ve found the real me again. I am fitter, happier and more confident.

Jermaine

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Tips for getting started

It is important to take care of yourself when you start to be more active. Your healthcare team can give you advice.

Activities near you

There are lots of organisations and websites that can help you find out what activities are available near you.

Tools to help you move more

Taking part in physical activity during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling you to take back control. We have a range of tools to help you be more active.

Who can help you get active

Talk to your physiotherapist or your doctor before you start doing physical activity. They’ll point you to appropriate exercise programmes.

Apps to help you

There are a number of digital applications that can help you on your journey to becoming more active.