Paths for All's Walking and Wellbeing Award
Tom, from Paths for All's Community Paths team, tells us about a new award you can take part in with family and friends to get active outdoors and boost your wellbeing.
Since quietly launching the Walking and Wellbeing Award back in the summer we have been completely blown away by the level of interest that people have shown in it. At the last count there were over 200 people taking part and over 50 who had already completed the award.
Drawing on our experiences in encouraging people to participate in online campaigns, we wanted to create something that people could take part in on their own terms and be provided with a meaningful experience and some recognition. The Walking and Wellbeing Award has been designed to be very simple to complete, with no fixed targets to meet. We ask that you set yourself some simple goals and spend a minimum of 4 weeks taking part, the first 3 weeks of which you choose to focus on one of the four themes of Walking with Nature, Walking for Health, Active Travel, or Micro Volunteering. In the final week you choose one of the other themes to try out as well. At the end of your four weeks you send in some very simple evidence and an brief account of what you did. In return, we’ll send you a certificate and a pin badge.
While the Walking and Wellbeing Award was originally designed with families, children and young people in mind, we have been pleasantly surprised to see a large number of adults taking part (including some groups within workplaces). To hear directly from one of our successful participants, you should take a look at this video where Antje shares her experiences of connecting with nature while taking part:
If you would like to take part you can find out further information here.