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Helping Wales get walking

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Could you walk the distance of the Wales Coast Path or the number of steps it would take to climb Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan? Let's Walk Cymru, Ramblers Cymru and Change4Life Wales are helping everyone in Wales get on their feet with the Wales Pedometer Challenge.

Whether on your own, or as part of a team, the Wales Pedometer Challenge encourages people to count their steps each day and see how far they can walk between 20 January and 5 May in a bid to get Wales more active.

The first 100 people to register at www.walespedometerchallenge.org.uk will get a free pedometer to count their steps and everyone who signs up can log and view their progress on the website, which offers some exciting walking challenges to take on.

“We’re all committed to getting the people of Wales walking and we thought the Wales Pedometer Challenge would be a fun way to encourage people to get started, as well as a great way to challenge regular walkers” said Angela Charlton, Director of Ramblers Cymru.

“We’re encouraging everyone taking part to set themselves or their teams targets on the website, for example they could aim to walk the 14 miles of the Cardiff Half Marathon, 144 miles of the Wales Three Peaks, 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path or even the 24,907 miles around the earth.”

And you don’t have to go on long walks to take part. “People can just add extra steps into their daily routine, which will help them to get moving and improve their fitness,” explained Angela. “It’s a great way for people to get their friends, family and colleagues involved – they can compete against them or team up and work together to complete challenges.”

Everyone who takes part will then be more than ready to join in with the Big Welsh Walk, which runs throughout May. “If they’ve walked the distance of the Wales Coast Path they will certainly be ready to take a walk with us” enthused Angela.

To sign up for the Wales Pedometer Challenge visit www.walespedometerchallenge.org.uk.

- See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/wales/what-we-do/news/2014/january/helping-wa...

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