A man using a step counting app

Benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day – and surprising origins of this number

Why you need to count your steps to help your health

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Yoga and walking can make a difference to cancer patients

Practising yoga and walking could help cancer patients in their recovery, according to new research.

A couple sat on a rock looking at a map in the countryside

Love walking? Volunteers needed to test local routes for a new national network

Get involved in creating a national walking network that will be used for generations to come.

A woman walker
Real Life

“I’m walking the length of Britain on my own – despite losing my sight”

Nicky Button is losing her sight, but that hasn't stopped her from embarking on a remarkable pilgrimage

A walker in a waterproof jacket in the rain looking at a phone

Are walking and navigation apps safe?

How to stay safe in the hills when using your phone to navigate.

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Our 10 best spring walks for wildflowers and views

Put a spring in your step with some of the best places to walk in the UK this season.

Cherryson on a group walk on the Skirrid Mountain, in South Wales.

How to find a walking group – and transform your life

Find a walking group and make new friends.

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Walking: how to take your first steps to a healthy new habit  

Get your walking boots on: Our guide to how to hike your way to health and happiness.

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Make the most of your daily steps with these walking tips

Walking expert Annabel Streets reveals how walking can help boost your health.

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The benefits of walking to improve your health 

Walking offers a multitude of health benefits as well as being a great social activity.