Walking the Way to Health Initiative

British Heart Foundation and Natural England

The concept of Health Walks was started by an Oxfordshire GP, Dr William Bird, for his patients at Sonning Common Health Centre in April 1995.

WHI is an initiative of the British Heart Foundation and Natural England. It benefits from extra funding from the Big Lottery Fund. WHI has helped to create over 400 local health walk schemes and has trained over 27,000 volunteer walk leaders. Since 2000, it is estimated that we've encouraged over a million people to walk more.

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Health, Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Why Walk or Bike

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