National Walking Month

Spring is here and the sun is shining! And it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors. May is National Walking Month, so why not go for a walk?


Regular walking can help you: 

(Information source: NHS inform.scot)

Changes Wellbeing Walks

Nordic Walking

My mood has improved, I have more motivation, I am smiling and laughing more, I am sleeping better. Nordic walking is now part of my life.

Changes Nordic Walking Group Participant

Nordic walking is fitness walking with specially designed poles. In contrast to regular walking, Nordic walking (also called pole walking) involves applying force to the poles with each stride. Besides, walkers use more of their entire body (with greater intensity) and receive fitness building stimulation not present in normal walking for the chest, latissimus dorsi muscle, triceps, biceps, shoulder, abdominals, spinal and other core muscles that may result in significant increases in heart rate at a given pace (source: wiki)

Buddy Walking

We offer 10 walks with a Buddy Walking volunteer at a location of your choice! Equally important, Buddy Walking is specifically for people who need support getting out for a walk.

Buddy Walker can take you on short walks and to help you to get back to walking or walk more. Furthermore, these matchings can take place over 20 weeks and are arranged individually to cater for the needs of each person.

Walking in a group is an excellent way to get started, meet new people, and remain motivated.

Want to connect with other walkers and begin to increase your fitness levels? Use our Wellbeing Walks programmes to celebrate National Walking Month, connect with a walk buddy or become a buddy walking volunteer to help someone else to go for a walk.

Contact us 0131 653 3977 or info@changeseastlothian.org