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

An Overview of Walking

There are many footpaths, parks and country parks to explore. Most of us walk a little bit every day, but most of us would benefit from walking more. Whether it's for leisure, to work up a sweat or in competition, you can find a type of walking that suits your ability and fits into your schedule.

  • Urban walking: Ditch the car and walk - it's that simple!
  • Walking groups: Don't want to walk alone? Joining a walking group is not only social, it can also help motivate you to keep going.
  • Rambling and Hiking: If you enjoy the great outdoors, there is no better way of experiencing the countryside than at your own pace through hiking or rambling.
  • Nordic Walking: Nordic Walking can be seen as taking your nature walk to the next level, using poles to work the upper body and push the legs a little harder than they would be otherwise.
  • Race Walking: it's a progression of steps where the feet make contact with the ground constantly. At least one foot must always be on the ground at any time. In running, the feet move at a much faster pace and feet are allowed to both be off the ground at the same time.
  • Hiking is a natural exercise that promotes physical fitness, is economical and convenient, and requires no special equipment. Hiking is basic to many sporting activities and is also a widely recommended and practiced form of physical training.


Along with the physical benefits, walking can be done in an organised group or with friends making it the perfect social activity. Walking with others is a great way to meet new people and keep motivated.


For more information about the benefits of walking and how to get started take a look at the helpful NHS walking guide. To find local walking schemes or to start one of your own, visit Walking for Health.

Find Walking Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Mobile Me Out & About

Thu, 16 May 2019

Mobile Me Out and About is a physical activity programme for the over 65s.


Thu, 16 May 2019

Health Walks in Norfolk

Race for Life

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all types of cancer.


Exercise...made easy. Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise?

Walk 4 Life

Walk4Life was orginally part of the Government's Change4Life campaign that was set up to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that ad

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Swaffham parkrun

Free weekly 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Norwich parkrun - Sloughbottom Park

Free weekly 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Lakeside Riding Centre

I provide horse riding on a private country estate. Also pony days, awareness training and pony parties

North Norfolk Fit Together

Regular, free led walks for people who would like ot get more active.

Norwich parkrun - Colney Lane

Free weekly 5km run - it's you against the clock.

Lingwood parkrun

Free weekly 5km run - it's you against the clock.


We offer various yoga classes, meditation, mindfulness and life coaching. Classes, weekend retreats and workshops. Beautiful studio with free car parking just off A140 and close to A11 and A47. You will always receive a warm welcome.

TDC Walks

We are an informal group which meets for friendly sociable countryside walks on Wednesdays and Fridays around the local area.

City History Walk

City History Walk

Led by experienced Norwich guides, join our friendly group for some gentle exercise whilst listening to interesting stories about the history of Norwich. We end the walk with a visit to a nearby café. This group is for people aged 50+.

Eaton Walk in the Park

Eaton Walk in the Park

Enjoy a group stroll for people aged 50+ around the beautiful Eaton Park.

Go at your own pace and make the most of the lovely park then join us afterwards for a cup of tea and a chat.Please bring money to buy a drink if you'd like to stay for a cuppa.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Community Centre on South Park Avenue at 2pm.

For more information, please contact Cathy Eden (Community Outreach Officer at Age UK Norwich) on 01603 496321 or email cathy.eden@ageuknorwich.org.uk