Groups and organisations

National Organisations

The following list provides details of some local and national walking groups and initiatives:

Long Distance Walkers Association was founded in 1972 and is the governing body for long distance walking, recognised by Sport England.

The Ramblers’ Association is Britain's biggest charity, working to promote walking and improve conditions for all walkers.

Sustrans works on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

Health Walk Groups

Natural England organise health walks across the country, offering regular short walks over easy terrain with trained walk leaders. Essex County Council also produces a range of walking maps and leaflets.

Local Walking Groups