Get Ireland Walking Strategy & Action Plan 2017 - 2020
4th October 2017
Offaly Sports Partnership are delighted to be a partner with Get Ireland Walking working towards our shared vision of a vibrant culture of walking in Ireland. We welcome the launch of the Get Ireland Walking Strategy and Action Plan 2017 – 2020 which sets out a blueprint for the promotion of walking in Ireland over the next four years.
Get Ireland Walking is a Sport Ireland initiative, supported by Healthy Ireland and delivered by Mountaineering Ireland. Get Ireland Walking provides a unique contribution to physical activity promotion by facilitating cross-collaboration between national and local organisations and stakeholders across the country in the most prevalent physical activity; walking. Walking has wide-ranging benefits to health and wellbeing and is a low-risk activity that is readily accessible and achievable for all, regardless of fitness level.
Get Ireland Walking developed the Strategy and Action Plan in consultation with government agencies, sporting bodies, charities, not for profit organisations and other stakeholders. The actions within the document are arranged into thematic areas that reflect action areas of Ireland’s National Physical Activity Plan and include: Public Awareness, Education and Communication; Children and Young People; Health; Environment; Communities; Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; Partnerships.
Together, Get Ireland Walking and partners strive to get more people walking for recreation, transport and health, and the collective impact of all working together is greater than any organisation could achieve working in isolation.