Walking In Your Community

The Challenge

To create and implement a walk leader training scheme to meet the needs of the community sector.

The Role

Walking In Your Community developed as a result of our previous Venture Outdoors project from which community group leaders had expressed a desire for a support programme to encourage their group members to get walking.

Walking in Your Community is designed specifically for community group leaders, club leaders, volunteers and community members. Our Walking In Your Community Participation Team offer introductory walk leader training and other support to deliver a successful walking programme for local communities nationwide.

It is the role of these trained leaders, known as Community Walk Leaders to set up a walking group and encourage people in their local community to walk with the group, as part of a regular and enjoyable walking programme.

Walking In Your Community provides:

  • Introductory Community Walk Leader training
  • Insurance
  • Further training including first aid, further navigation
  • Online forum & networking events


Our Walking In Your Community programme has now over 250 trained community walk leaders and many more walking groups throughout Northern Ireland.