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…
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 –
- The person booking must work for the NHS, be a CFR volunteer or trainee Doctor, Midwife or Nurse etc.
- Where possible please use your NHS email to book.
- The main booking person can bring a guest along and a maximum of 2 people per booking.
- Dogs are allowed but you must adhere to the country code and be responsible for the pooches conduct, food, water etc.
- 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… 👣
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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…