Getting Active


Walking is one of the easiest, and cheapest ways to become more active.

A regular brisk walk in the fresh air is not only great for your physical health and fitness levels but can also boost your mood, reduce stress and improve your general wellbeing.

Walking doesn’t require any special equipment, all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes or trainers, and it can be easily fitted into your daily routine.

Ways to Start Walking

If you’re new to walking & hiking, or coming back to it after a break, the key thing to remember is start gradually and build up slowly. If you haven’t done any exercise for a while, you might want to build up your fitness levels through short walks first.

You don’t have to go on long walks to reap the benefits – walking briskly for just 10 minutes a day can have a positive impact on your health.

Walking Groups

Joining a walking group is a great way to motivate yourself keep walking regularly, you’ll be able to socialise and make new friends whilst becoming more active. They also allow you to explore your local area, or to safely venture further afield.

Most groups are free, or very low cost to join.

There are many different walking groups across Lincolnshire. We’ve including some information on a few below:

Where to go Walking


Lincolnshire has many beautiful walking routes, whether you want to ramble in the Wolds, enjoy a coastal walk with your family or discover more about Lincolnshire history on a town trail, we have some suggestions below.

Inspiring stories

Image of lady with walking poles in front of lake
85 Year old Margaret discovered Co-op Wellbeing Walks, after experiencing problems with her mobility.