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Groups and organisations

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 and Walking for Health 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


Walk to Work Week

As part of the Great British Walking Challenge we ask workplaces around the UK to encourage their staff to walk more to, from and at work during Walk to Work Week.  Make sure that you join the thousands of employees across the UK who will be walking to, from and during work as part of one of the healthiest workplace challenges around. You can sign up your workplace for free on the My Living Streets website; where you and your colleagues will be able to log your miles, minutes and steps walked and see individual as well as collective totals of miles walked, calories burnt and potential carbon dioxide savings.

Other Useful Sites


Walking Strategy (1.28 MB)PDF26/03/2012