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!


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 where to #WalkYourArea!

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.