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Walking maps and routes

Whether you’re looking for a bracing countryside ramble, a new route to work, or a Sunday afternoon meander with the kids, explore these walking routes.

Ramblers has a great collection of over 2,500 inspiring routes for all abilities. These range from short urban strolls right through to challenging hillside walks.

MapMyWalk is perfect for those of you who like to try something new. All you need to do is enter your location and choose your distance and type of walk and you’re ready to get started.

Find a walking group

There’s nothing better than walking in a group. It can help you stay motivated, find new places to walk and provide the opportunity for a right good natter.

Walking for Heath specialise in short, safe and sociable group walks. Use their ‘walk finder’ to search from over 3,000 organised walking groups. 

Did you know there are over 500 local Ramblers group around the UK? They bring together walkers from lots of different backgrounds to enjoy short, easy strolls.

Walking advice surgery

Ask all your walking questions to Mike our expert advisor to help you get the most out of your walks.

“If you are interested in walking and travel, want new challenges and to meet people from across the world I can provide advice and information on how this can be achieved. There is no excuse as I have met a gentlemen aged 92 from Japan walking at an event in Germany.”

 

Beginner walking plans

We’ve put together a simple walk to run plan that you can easily introduce into your busy schedule. This plan starts with a 15 minute walk and by the end of the 8 weeks you’ll be striding along with the best of them.

 

CSSC's walking offers

Walking events – From hill walking to alpaca trekking, find out what local walking  activities are happing near you.

Walking discounts – Search CSSC’s savings portal My Savings+ for offers and deals on all your walking gear.

Nordic walking

If you are a keen walker and fancy increasing the intensity, why not get the lowdown on nordic walking, a unique brand of all-terrain walking.

Running maps and routes

Finding a good run can take time. That’s why we’ve found you some of the best planning tools around.

Find lots of great routes in your local area using MapMyRun.

Explore Run England’s range of short routes suitable for all abilities.

Find a running group

Take your running a step further with a friendly and supportive group.

Take a look at Run England’s RunTogether range of fun, supportive running groups for everyone. Just type in your postcode and find your nearest group.

 

Running advice surgery

Ask any running related questions to our two running advisors Stephen and Barbara who will be more than happy to assist.

“Hi, I’m Barbara and I’ve been running for about 20 years and started with a friend from work who wanted to get fit. I look forward to answering your questions”

“My name is Stephen and I’d like to help others enjoy the running experience as I have done. If I can do that by passing on my knowledge and experience then it would make it all worthwhile”

Beginner running plans

Following a beginner training plan is an ideal way to help you achieve your running goals.

Desk to 5k is excellent for beginners and combines running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.

Desk to 10k is ideal for seasoned runners and adventurous newbies.

CSSC's running offers

Running events – Find more information on CSSC’s running events near you.

Running discounts – Search CSSC’s savings portal My Savings+ for offers and deals on all your running gear.

Parkrun

Parkrun events are free, weekly 5K runs that take place across the UK every Saturday morning. Find your nearest parkrun. Don’t forget that CSSC members also have the chance to be entered into our monthly parkrun prize draws. Are you up for the challenge?

Cycling maps and routes

Check out these handy tools to help you find the best local routes.

Sustrans online map contains all of the national cycle paths and features lots of lovely traffic-free routes for you to try.

MapMyRide is perfect for planning new routes. You can even narrow your search by distance, location and type of ride.

Use More Dirt to find lots of epic local mountain biking trails, maps, events and savings on equipment. 

Find a cycling group

Connect with other like-minded cyclists with these national initiatives from British Cycling.

Let’s Ride is a great way for you to dip your toe in the water, especially, if you’re new to cycling.

If you are looking to take your cycling to the next level, then Ride Social is the perfect club for you.

Breeze is the UK’s largest ever women-only cycling initiative. Join the fun and make new friends today

Cycling advice surgery

Ask all your cycling questions to our two cycling advisors Tony and Allan who will be happy to assist.  

“Hi, I’m Tony, I’m a keen cyclist. more recreational than chain gang and I’ll try to support you in making that move into the adventurous world that bikes open up to us all” Tony McGale

“I have over 40 years experience of cycling, regularly commuting over 100 miles per week to work and racing in time trials and sportives.” Allan Whittaker

Beginner cycling plan

Welcome to your beginner cycling plan. This 30 mile schedule is perfect for newbie cycling s and its ‘little and often’ approach means you’ll be able to gradually build up both your stamina and saddle time.

CSSC's cycling offers

Cycling events – Find out what local cycling events and activities are happing near you.

Cycling discounts – Search CSSC’s savings portal My Savings+ for offers and deals on all your cycling equipment.

Swimming pool finder

Poolfinder is a super helpful tool that can help you plan your swim. It includes pools, clubs, lessons and Swimfit sessions.

Swimming equipment

As a beginner to the swimming pool, take a look at the swimming equipment you might need to get started.

Swimming advice surgery

Ask all your swimming questions to our two cycling advisors Claire and Mark who will be happy to assist.  

“I’m Claire and I am keen to be able to help anyone looking for advice on any aspect of both pool swimming and open water swimming at any level.”

“My name is Mark and after retiring from the MOD I’ve reignited my passion for swimming and would be happy to help with any questions about swimming  you might have”

Beginner swimming plan

Take the plunge with our beginner swimming plan. This 10 week programme is a great way to build stamina and develop your strokes

CSSC's swimming offers

Swimming events – Find out about all the swimming related events CSSC has to offer.

Swimming discounts – Search CSSC’s savings portal My Savings+ for offers and deals on all your swimming equipment.

Wild swimming

Begin your wild swimming adventure with our handy guide and search for breath-taking locations for your first swim.

Logbooks

Use this exercise logbook to keep track of your workouts, stay focused and keep your motivational levels high.

Record your progress and ensure you reach your goals with our cardio/weights logbook.

Gym discounts

Just by making a pledge you will receive a FREE one day gym pass courtesy of Hussle. What are you waiting for, make your pledge now

As a CSSC member, enjoy the savings you can make by using our gym discounts at thousands of health clubs and leisure centres across the country. 

 

Training advice surgery

Ask any personal training related questions to our two personal training advisors Daniel and Michael.

“I’m Michael and happy to answer questions on the fundamentals of strength training and its many benefits.

“Hi, my name’s Dan and if there’s any way I can help you to become a healthier, fitter you then please ask.”