Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and don’t cause blisters will do.
Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart and lungs healthier.

You don’t have to walk for hours. A 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits. If you’re not very active but are able to walk, increase your walking distance gradually.
If you start going for longer walks regularly, you may want to invest in a waterproof jacket and some specialist walking shoes for more challenging routes.


mote park

Living in Park Wood means easy access to Maidstone’s Mote Park, where we are to be found doing our regular Lakeside circuit three to four times a week.



As you notice improvements to your health you may like to walk with others. It can be useful to join in with others on walks local to you and stay motivated. Walking for Health can be a great way of meeting like minded people in your neighborhood.

The Ramblers work to bring the benefits of walking to people across Britain and protect and expand the places where people love to walk. The Ramblers, formally known as The Ramblers’ Association, is the largest walkers’ rights organisation in Great Britain, and aims to represent the interests of walkers.

The Ramblers run hundreds of walks each week – from short urban strolls to long walks in the countryside. You can find details of their walks on their website, with varying degrees of dificulty and a choice of distances covered.

Press Releases – Britain

  • £5.3 million confirmed to complete England Coast Path by 2020

    £5.3 million confirmed to complete England Coast Path by 2020 - Ramblers delighted by announcement The Ramblers is celebrating today’s (4 December 2014) government announcement that more than £5.3 million has been committed to ensure the England Coast Path will be completed and open for […]

  • New App launched to combat inactivity and ensure Commonwealth legacy

    One hundred days on from the Commonwealth Games a new App has been launched to ensure the legacy of the games lives on. Ramblers Scotland developed the free App to inspire everyone in Scotland to be more active in their daily lives, helping to combat the severe consequences of inactivity. With physical inactivity […]

  • If you go down to the woods today, you’ll be in for a lovely surprise!

    Children from Clober Primary and Bearsden & Milngavie Ramblers will be unveiling new signs along a local trail Ramblers Scotland has been working with Clober Primary School in Milngavie to design signage for a path around Mains Estate in Milngavie. During the year the Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers have been […]

  • Ramblers calls for woods for all

    Ramblers calls for woods for all The Ramblers is calling for more woodland to be opened up for people to explore as it today (30 September) launches its Manifesto for a Walking Britain. In 2013 the government pledged to increase access to woodland but so far very little progress has been made. Disappointingly, […]

  • Ramblers campaigner retires on day of Wild Land debate

    On the day that the Scottish Parliament discusses the proposed Rannoch Moor windfarm and the future of Wild Land in Scotland, one of Scotland’s longest serving environmental campaigners leaves his desk. Dave Morris has led the Ramblers operations in Scotland for the last 25 years. He said: “It is very […]

  • Ramblers back call for improved road design

    The Ramblers today backed a report by the Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT) which calls for safe and convenient crossing-points of dangerous roads.  Britain’s walking charity believes that the current road system puts pedestrians at risk, particularly where busy roads cross paths used by walkers and […]