The benefits of walking are huge and it’s important for people to get outdoors and be active, whatever their level of fitness.

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to become healthier.

Why Walk?

Being active helps reduce your risk of developing a heart or circulatory condition, as well as having a stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. In addition to these amazing health benefits, here are some other reasons to get outside and walk:

  • Feel more energetic
  • Get a healthier body shape and appearance
  • Control your weight
  • Feel less stressed
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Sleep more easily
  • Enjoy your surroundings
  • Meet people and make new friends through walking groups
  • Save money
Kids walking

The benefits of walking are proven.


Here at PE1 we have lots of choice when it comes to footwear. Cotswold Outdoor is a multi- award winning outdoor clothing company selling brands such as The North Face, Berghaus and Merrell.

Bonmarché is the UK’s largest womenswear value retailer catering for women over 50 years, with a wide range of women’s footwear you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Pavers have an impressive array of men’s and women’s shoes and boots in store at Pavers, as well as bags and accessories – all at great value.

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill collections offer a superb choice of ladies’ and men’s clothing, which cater for every occasion. We offer a wide selection of exclusive brands in our stores including Isle, James Pringle and The Golf Company.

Walking is a fantastic way to keep active and maintain a healthy balanced heart.

Lisa Young, British Heart Foundation’s physical activity specialist.

Whether you walk five miles or 100 miles, make sure you have the most comfortable and appropriate footwear.

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