NHWalks2019 Supported By Ordnance Survey GetOutside

Posted on January 17th 2019 by Jason Rawles

I am proud as punch to announce the 2019 schedule for the NHWalks series. As some of you will remember, this is a series of free of charge guided walks for NHS workers to say a massive thanks for all they do.

As a reminder, have a read HERE about why I started this programme and get a sense for my passion behind this initiative.

Anyway, since the launch in 2018 there has been some changes…

Not only has the name changed to represent the breadth of coverage but I am MEGA proud to announce that the Ordnance Survey (OS) GetOutside initiative are supporting the walks this year.

This is AMAZING as OS are passionate about not just helping people to get outside but in the process, improve wellbeing in the workplace via increased activity levels.

Find out more about GetOutside HERE.

Also, as part of these walks you’ll get one-month free access to OS Maps to help engage more with the activity. OS Maps is the digital platform for Ordnance Survey maps and I’ll even send a link so you can see a fly through of the walk! WOW!!!!

The rules for NHWalks2019

I hate to impose rules upon this and I hope in future years we can make these even bigger! There are a maximum of 30 people per walk and this is for insurance purposes. Each walk will have qualified and insured guides to ensure your safety, which is paramount.

The main rules –

  1. The person booking must work for the NHS, be a CFR volunteer or trainee Doctor, Midwife or Nurse etc.
  2. Where possible please use your NHS email to book.
  3. The main booking person can bring a guest along and a maximum of 2 people per booking.
  4. Dogs are allowed but you must adhere to the country code and be responsible for the pooches conduct, food, water etc.
  5. Please check with me regarding kids but in general the walks won’t be fit for purpose for little legs.

The 2019 schedule

ALL WALKS CAN NOW BE BOOKED VIA National Health Walks… 👣

27th April: Snowdon

28th April: Cadair Idris

25th May: Dartmoor

26th May: New Forest

1st June: Peak District

2nd June: Lake District

15th June: Ben Nevis

27th July: Brecon Beacons

28th July: South Downs

It’s highly likely I’ll add some ad-hoc walks and perhaps even a MEGA WALK where we can get loads of us together. Watch this space…

What happens after I book…?

You’ll get a booking confirmation email that has the kit list in and a little more information. Four weeks before you’ll receive an email with further details and your access to OS Maps plus the fly through link. Please do put in your email safe list.

The website National Health Walks is now up and running so please do book via this site and keep checking back for further information and walks.

A week before you’ll get a further email with a reminder of what’s happening and anything extra to consider based on seasonal variations.

What else…??

There is a Facebook group for the NHS/CFR/Trainee person booking and this is to share pics and get excited about the walks. I’m a little protective of who is on that private page to keep control of it. Things go sideways pretty quickly with people trying to sell things and get all angry. It’s a safe space for NHWalks2019.


If you do book and need to cancel please go back to the email you received as confirmation and follow the cancellation process. This is really important as it then sends an email to the next person in the waiting list. I may be away in somewhere like the Himalaya so there could be a delay.

I’d love anyone on social media to use the hashtags #NHWalks2019 and #GetOutside and tag myself and Ordnance Survey. You’ll be able to find us, oh, and why not give us both a follow?! You’ll find us in the usual social locations…

I’m excited to see you on these walks and once again, massive SHOUT and THANKS to Ordnance Survey and the GetOutside initiative for this support…



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