Walking is the easiest, most accessible, cost effective, and enjoyable way for most people to increase their physical activity.

Walking for Health  

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. Active Cumbria manage the Cumbria Walking for Health scheme, we have group walks around the county that are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers and staff from various organisations inc the NHS who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.

Our walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.

Pop over to our Cumbria Walking for Health Page>> 

Active 10 

Walking briskly for 10 minutes at a time can count as exercise. Active 10 is a campaign from Public Health England. A daily brisk 10 minute walk can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time it can also help lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. More>>

Miles without Stiles

These are 48 routes across the National Park suitable for people with limited mobility, including wheelchair users, families with pushchairs, and the visually impaired. More>>

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a fast growing activity that can be done by anybody, anywhere. It uses specially designed walking poles to engage the upper body, take the pressure off lower body joints and effectively turn a walk into a workout. It's ideal for those who are not keen or able to do typical exercise but also great for people who simply want to be active outdoors and get maximum results in a short space of time. More>>

Walking Sports 

Football, rugby and netball have all been adapted to have walking versions. Find a club near you using our Activity Finder>>

England Coast Path

The 35 km stretch of the England Coast Path from Allonby to Whitehaven is open to the public.  A series of maps are available to download. More>>

Walking Apps

If you’ve got an iPhone or an Android-based smartphone and enjoy walking, downloading a relevant app could help you get the most from your outings. More>>

Walking in your area

There are 73 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.

Link to Cumbria Walking for Health Web Page

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