As I write this blog our Walk & Talk Plymouth group health walks have been paused for over 13 weeks. So for a quarter of the year our regular walkers haven’t been able to meet up with their friends or meet new walkers, I know that this friendly, social element of the group walks is a major reason why walkers keep coming back week after week. The pause in the Ramblers Walking for Health activities has affected thousands of walk leaders and walkers across the network, hopefully soon we will once again be able to meet for walks and enjoy each other’s company.

Whilst social distancing measures (Click Here for current Guidelines) have meant no group walks, we can still walk with those that we live with or with friends and family whilst following the guidance. Plymouth has a huge amount of greenspace including parks, woodland, and nature reserves, as well as a section of Southwest Coastal Path that we are able to explore on foot; you can find details of these here.

Over the coming weeks why not explore your local woodland or nature reserve, I am sure that you won’t be disappointed at what wonderful walks you will find so close to home – like Ernesettle Estuary pictured above.

If you still need some motivation to go out for a walk, the Ramblers have created the #RoamSweetHome step challenge where you can challenge yourself to climb a mountain like Mt Kilimanjaro (38,680 steps or 2,578 flights of steps) or perhaps a long distance trail such as the Pennine Way in 60 days (9.400 steps a day).

Keep an eye on our website for news on when our walking groups will be starting up again, or sign up to our weekly walking updates by choosing the “One You Plymouth” and “Walking for Health” options.

Happy walking – Dean