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It’s official - Surrey folk love walking!

We have added another six iFootpath walking guides to the Explore Surrey Collection this year, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Surrey County Council. In this guest blog post, we hear from Diane of Surrey’s Countryside Team about the popularity of these lovely walks…


We were happy when Claire and Richard of iFootpath told us that Surrey folk can’t get enough of our walks and even happier when we found some funds to come up with another six routes to add to our Explore Surrey Collection earlier this year.

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So now there are 58 routes in our Collection as well as another 60 or so provided by various pubs/cafes/local walkers – making well over 100 Surrey walks to choose from on iFootpath, covering the length and breadth of our county. What’s more, there are always several Explore Surrey walks featured in iFootpath’s monthly Top 20 Most Popular Walks. Great news for us all.

One of the key reasons for providing walks of all different lengths and to suit all abilities is to encourage walking as a health benefit, both mental and physical, and there’s so much research to support this. Here’s a couple of little facts, just in case you didn’t know. 

30 x 5 graphic.pngLike other forms of moderate activity, regular walking is proven to reduce your risk of some chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, asthma, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of depression.

When we go for a walk, the heart pumps faster, circulating more blood and oxygen not just to the muscles but to all the organs—including the brain – so every part of us gets a workout.

We have more than 2,000 miles of public paths in Surrey, many of which are under-used, taking the walker through beautiful rural woodlands, across open heathland and chalk grassland with its amazing wildflowers, along river or canal-side paths and to the high spots of our Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Yes, it’s true some paths are not in a good state of repair – we’ve faced budget cuts like everyone else – and we now rely quite heavily on local volunteer groups, like the Ramblers, to assist us with not only the provision of hardware like kissing gates but also the volunteer labour to install and maintain paths on our behalf. We never lose an opportunity to say THANK YOU COUNTRYSIDE VOLUNTEERS! And thank you iFootpath walkers for getting out there in your masses.

Diane Cooper, Countryside Marketing Officer
Explore Surrey’s Countryside
Twitter and Instagram: @ExploreSurreyUK

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