National Walking Day 2020 – A Celebration of Walking Together!


We Invite you to Celebrate Walking on Sunday 27th September!

Get Ireland Walking invite you to join the 3.1 million people who are walking since Covid-19 began and take part in our National Walking Day, on Sunday 27th September as part of European Week of Sport, working with Ireland’s network of Local Sports Partnership.


When & Where

You can walk whenever you want on Sunday 27th September and for as long as you want!  In order to follow the latest Covid-19 guidelines, we are encouraging everyone to #WalkYourTown, #WalkYourArea and find #HiddenGems.

We ask to walk with your family, your friends, by yourself or with your walking group but to keep numbers of people to a maximum of 15.

Your Local Sports Partnership will be able to give you advice on places in your local area from waterways to urban parks to hidden trails and we’ll be sharing suggestions of where to walk throughout the next two months. You will be able to use Coillte amenities, Waterways Ireland’s waterways and blueways, Sport Ireland’s outdoor trails and National Parks across Ireland.


Celebrate & Share

Share a photo or video of your walk with us on social media. Tag @GetIreWalking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, your Local Sports Partnership and don't forget to use #BeActive #NationalWalkingDay #WalkYourTown #WalkYourArea and #HiddenGems!


30 Ways to Use Your Walkway!

ASW 2020

We are delighted to work with Active School Flag and encourage schools to ‘activate’ their WALKWAY routes during #BeActive European Week of Sport which starts THIS WEDNESDAY and runs from 23-30 September! 

The Active School WALKWAY provides a valuable physical activity and learning facility for your school. If your school walkway route is not yet established, this week is a great time to get it up and running.

Simply share your photos/videos using the hashtags #BeActive #ActiveSchoolWalkway (September 23-30), to be in with a chance to win one of 5 sets of outdoors speakers that we have to give away and tag @activeflag @GetIreWalking and @HealthyIreland!  

Public Health Guide

Please keep up to date the latest Covid-19 public health guidelines. If you intend walking as a group we recommend you complete a register for the purpose of contact tracing.

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Find your Local Sports Partnership!

We are delighted to work with the network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs)  to facilitate National Walking Day 2020! Find your Local Sports Partnership here!

Find a Local Event

There are some great events taking place this Sunday National Walking Day 2020! Find out more here.


We'd like to thank our amazing partners who have helped us plan and co-ordinate NWD - we couldn't do it without your continued support! 

Sport Ireland | Coillte | Local Sports Partnerships | Mountaineering Ireland |  Healthy Ireland |  Mental Health IrelandIrish Wheelchair Association | Waterways Ireland | Special Olympics | GPA | WGPA

Find where to #WalkYourArea!







Please note that walks/ events appearing here are third party events.

Please follow Covid-19 guidelines and practice social distancing. You may be asked to sign in upon arrival for contact tracing purposes. Please also use hand sanitiser before and after the event.

Any links or, other references, to the websites of third parties over which Get Ireland Walking has no control and accepts no responsibility, are provided for ease of reference only. Such links should not be taken to be an endorsement by Get Ireland Walking of the content of any third-party website.

in association of Sports Council Hi Mountaineering Ireland Partner Organisations
Get Ireland Walking recognises that walking is an activity with a potential risk of personal injury. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.