Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Cork Walking Week

Cork Walking Week 2020 took place from June 21st – 28th.

The people of Cork joined us by stepping out and taking part in the many challenges, workshops, competitions, and training sessions which took place during Cork Walking Week 2020.

About Cork Walking Week

Cork Walking Week 2020  took place from June 21st to 28th and was a fun-filled hub for all walking activities across Cork. The week-long celebration of walking took place throughout Cork and encouraged people to experience a multitude of walking opportunities in their local area. 

The theme of 2020 walking week was Cork Walks Together as we continued to connect people through physical activity. Even though we were living with travel restrictions, moving by foot had increased significantly and Cork Walking Week was a way to celebrate this achievement. 

We will be announcing dates for Cork Walking Week 2022 shortly. Join us and Get Cork Walking together. The Cork Walking Forum will be central to this event so if you are a member of a walking group or would like to get involved please contact your Walking Promotion Officer at 📩achambers@corksports.ie.

 

Learn more about Cork Walking Week

Much of the content for Cork Walking Week 2020 was delivered online and was open to all abilities.  We had something for everyone!

  • We asked the people of Cork to showcase their local area, tracks & trails using #CorkWalksTogether
  • There were treasure hunts & competitions 
  • We encouraged the public to take part in Walking Challenges 
  • We held educational sessions to help you get more from your walking  
  • We held a returning to the Outdoors Questions & Answers session 
  • Online Training Workshops were held with Mountaineering Ireland  

Speaking about the Cork Walking Week recently, Barry O’Connell of the Cork Sports Partnership said, “It is great to see the amount of people who have turned to walking as a way of keeping active and well during this time. People of all ages and abilities are exploring their towns, villages and communities on foot and gaining huge appreciation in return. We would love to share and celebrate this as part of Cork Walking Week 2020”.

Walking Challenges

Learn more about Walking challenges here.

Cork Walking Clubs and Groups

Learn more about Cork’s Walking Clubs and Groups here.

Cork Rebel Ramble

Learn more about Cork Rebel Ramble here.

Other Walking Opportunities & Programmes

Aside for the events and activities of Cork Walking Week there are other opportunites to ‘Get Walking’ in Cork. For a list of these please see below:

  • Parkrun: FREE weekly timed event open to walks, joggers & runners. There are 9 events in Cork to choose from- CLICK HERE
  • Active Community Walking Programme: a programme available to communities looking to create a walking group locally – CLICK HERE

Online Training Workshops

Keep an eye on our Bookings page for more information on upcoming Online Training Workshops.

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