Walking Guides & Events

Walking Advice and Guides

Whether you are new to walking or a seasoned veteran, we have compiled a comprehensive walking blog to help everyone on their fitness journey. We cover topics from starting out, to finding walking gear and the best routes to walk across the UK.

Walking Gear

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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions about walking

Do I need to be fit to take up walking?

Walking is one of the best and most accessible forms of exercise if you are just starting out on your fitness journey. But we understand that starting something new can be daunting. Take a look at our Getting Started Walking article to find out more.

Do I need walking boots to take up hiking?

Walking boots are more durable than the average trainer and we would recommend buying a pair if you intend to go hiking. To increase the longevity of your boots, you will need to clean them regularly.

What do I need to take with me when hiking?

There are a number of items that we recommend carrying with you when you go out hiking that will aid both your safety and comfort. Find out more in our hiking essentials guide.

Where can I find digital maps for walking?

There are a number of different websites that you may want to visit to find a digital map for your next walk. We recently highlighted 7 of the best hikes in the UK and you can use some of those websites we have linked to, to help find your own routes.

Where can I find walking routes locally?

When you are just starting out, knowing where the best places are to walk locally can be one of the main hurdles to getting started. Our guide to where you can walk will help you find your way.

Is walking good for your heart?

We would always recommend checking any specific medical concerns you have with your doctor. However, as a general rule, walking does have a number of benefits to your heart and cardiovascular system. Take a look at our post on heart rate when walking for more useful tips on things you can look out for.

Can I lose weight walking?

In order to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit and getting sufficient exercise allows you to burn calories which is one side of that equation. Find out how walking can help you lose weight here.

What is power walking?

There are a number of different types of walking and power walking is one of them. Find out how a brisk walk, or power walk, can be a simple, yet effective exercise.

Walking Challenges UK

Walking challenges are hugely popular with all abilities of walkers, offering a large number of scenic terrains and distances. Go up the 3 largest mountains in England with the 3 Peaks Challenge.

A great relaxing way to raise funds for your favorite charity is by participating in walking challenges in the UK. Walking challenges are fun, fulfilling and enable you to fully enjoy and engage with the route you take. You can find walking events that take you through parks, cities, countryside or even to the top of mountains. Varying in length and difficulty they are a great way to keep fit and healthy whilst raising money for a great cause

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