Your training programme  

Prepare yourself  

Use our 6-mile or 10-mile walk training plans that we've prepared for our annual Moonlight Walk fundraiser to help keep your training on track. Whether you’re walking to work or to the shops, it can all be included in your training plan. 

Download your 6-mile training plan

Download your 10-mile training plan

The walking week  

Why not try walking in your lunch break? It’s a great way to de-stress and look after your mental wellbeing. Walking in your lunch break is a great opportunity to go for a short, faster walk.  

Walk with a friend  

Training with someone else gives you more motivation and extra enjoyment. It’s also a great chance to have a chat! Things like alternating who is the 'pace-setter' can also really increase your progress. 

Log your training  

Track your progress on your smartwatch or by keeping a diary of your training. Keeping a record of the route, date and duration, and noting how you felt, can show you how much you’re improving. 

Stay hydrated  

It’s very important to stay hydrated when doing any exercise to prevent injury or illness. Make sure you carry a water bottle with you, sipping little and often. 

Keep it varied  

Increase your stamina and strength by challenging different sets of muscles - try cycling, swimming or dancing in addition to your walking. Use our downloadable training plans and incorporate this into your general fitness activity. 

Warm up before you start 

Warming up before you walk will help to prevent injuries. You can access some simple warming up exercises on the NHS at How to warm up before exercising.

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