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Walking

Walking is free, fun and can be enjoyed in the company of like minded people or on one’s own.
All you really need is a good pair of walking boots and in some cases a destination.

Walking in Herts provides a wealth of information on walks either organised or those that you can take yourself, maps and books, and even information on the local weather.

The Ramblers Association is a great place to start.
It lists walks around the country, ways to get involved and suitable accommodation to rest along the way.
The Hertfordshire branch of the Ramblers Association
can be found here.

There is a plethora of activities designed specifically with people with disabilities in mind and a dedicated ramblers’ web site called Disabled Ramblers has been designed.

The Hertfordshire County Council provides a list of all walking and rambling groups in Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Health Walks

The Countryside Management Service (CMS) coordinates a wide variety of walks designed to encourage people from all walks of life to strap on their boots and get walking. To find out more visit the CMS Health Walks website

Nordic Walking in Three Rivers is a great way to get out and enjoy beautiful countryside It works your upper and lower body at the same time, strengthening your back, legs and arms and reducing neck and shoulder tension - all this while exercising your heart and lungs. To find out more please telephone: 01923 776611.

Walking to school

Walking to school is a great way save money, get fitter,reduce your impact on the environment and avoid the traffic congestion and parking problems near the school gates.

Start by swapping the car for foot power once a week to save 20% and then increase this as much as you can.

Hertfordshire County Council's Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools team work with schools countywide, to encourage children and young people and their parents and carers to travel to school using active and sustainable modes.

Some areas have walking buses which are a safe and fun way to enable groups of children to walk to school together accompanied by trained adult volunteers. The bus follows a set route and timetable and children join at designated bus stops along the way. Adult volunteers can work a rota system so they do not have to ‘walk the bus’ every day. 

 


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