The Get Ireland Walking Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2020 was launched this week. The walking strategy is an initiative of Sport Ireland with funding from Healthy Ireland and aligned with Get Ireland Active – the National Physical Activity Plan. The strategy aims to get more people walking for recreation, transport and health.
The Get Ireland Walking Initiative also has a focus on addressing health inequalities by targeting communities that are socio-economically disadvantaged or fragmented. Walking is the most popular recreational activity in Ireland and 18% of adults meet the physical activity guideline by walking. For further information or to get involved visit http://www.getirelandwalking.ie/