Download and print your completion certificate

Done your first 500 and want to pin up morale-boosting proof for all to see? Smashed the magic 1000 and looking for something fitting to grace the downstairs loo wall? Just want something to hold up and hold while saying 'Yay!' for your next Facebook post?

Download and print your choice of our official completion certificates by clicking on one of the images below!

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Find your nearest Cotswold or Snow + Rock stores by clicking the logos below. Not got a badge? They're £2 delivered. Hit the button at the bottom to order yours.

Great idea! Challengers’ tips for extra motivation

1

Save 10p, 50p or even more for every mile you walk! Great incentive and adds up fast. This is Juliet Marshall’s.

2

Make a scrapbook of your walks – maps, mementoes, doodles and more. This is Kate Gillingham’s.

3

Turn it into a virtual walk and see how far you get – Tash Leigh-Willetts is into her second year walking a virtual circuit of Britain

4

Start a blog – this is Jacqui Sykes’ on Facebook page, ‘Go Jacqui Go’

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5

Compile a photo book using a site like Photobox, Albelli, Vistaprint – this is Christina Lander’s

6

Upcycle an hold road atlas into a record of places you've walked – or want to. This is Denise Law’s.

7

Record the seasons by taking weekly shots of the same place – Ann Grundy has started on her regular route

8

Pick up a few bits of litter like Emmajo Tuczemskyi Haslam does. Many hands make clean countryside! (See the March for details of our Spring Clean campaign!)

 

2016 completers: the Roll of Honour

As of 22 December the number of declared miles among completers in the Facebook group members totalled a whopping 1,041,820! And thanks to Susan Miller we are able to publish all their names here.

Well done to one and all!


A

Tee Anne

Sophie Adams

Jenny Allwood

Ian Antill

Margaret Antill

Susan May Arslan

Liz Atkins

Richard Adamson  

Kathy Arnold

Julie Aspinwall

Stewart Allen

Melony Angier

Kate Arthur

Lorna Adams

     

B
 

Melissa Buckler Smith 

Karen Becks

Norman Bradshaw

Shaun Byrne

 Sally Bishop

Claire Bond

Matt Booth

Wendy Bowler

Amanda Brophy 

Bruce Burr-Lonnon

Jan Barker

Delma Bryant 

Fayona Bareham

Helen Britt

Ian Belcher

Neil Bichard

Karen Brittain 

Denise Bainbridge

Maggie Bolton 

Dawn Bromley 

Chris Bamford 

Norma Brazendale

John Buckle

Hugh Bennett

Dan Byrne

Kathryn Byle

Clive Barker 

Roger Bickerstaffe

Ruth Beattie

Graham Benton

Sarah Byne

Charlotte Brackett

Sara Bruun

Peter Boxshall

Sally Bishop

Susie Birchall

David Blake

Isobel Brown

Judith Brannen

Shaun Byrne

Nicola Burton

Katie Bullock

Tracey Barker

Ellen Bryan

Andy Broadley
     

C
 

Jill Cutter 

Carol Crossland 

Sally Carter

Colin Charlton

Heidi Carver-Balsiger

Toni Charlton

Amanda Crees

Sandra Cuel

Lorna Clarkson

Graham Crawford White

Jen Cunliffe

Stephen Crouch

Sarah Clark

Janet Coates

Amanda Cann

Lisa Jane Coley

Julie Cherry

Janita Chooramum

Martin Clee

Elspeth Cox

Maureen Crossley

Sarah Cohen

Alison Cherry

Phil Cherry

Natalie Corner

Darren Keith Chittock

Kayleigh Coxhead

Paul Croft

    

D

Yvonne Dixon

Nicola Davies

Liz Dawson

Jennifer Daniel

Sarah L Drabble

Louise Dufresne 

Sam Davies 

Jane Durkin

Trudie Davidson

Angelika Davies

Laura Dale

Sallly Davies 

Heidi Dexter

Emma Davis

Neil de Rue

Melanie Devine

Claire Dodge

Dennis Downey

Susa Dickerson

Andrew Davies

Anne Doyle

Sarah Davies

Rod Davidson
 

E

Angela Eves

Jo Eddington

Phil Early

Vicki Edwards

Cheryl M Evans

Fiona Eryilmaz

Jan Ellis

Clare Emery

Helen Ellis

Lynne Ewart
     

F
 

Annie Nannie Spot Finlay

Marie Fenwick 

Wayne Fielding

Frank Fuller

Sue Fuller

Karen Finch

Claire Field

Chris Field

Annie Finlay

Dawn Franks

Ali Fawcett Wood

Mary Flookes

Peter Frewer

Kerry Forkner
     

G
 

Amanda Karen G Goldston 

Glennys Gibbs

Janice Godbehere

Clifford Gray

Kate Goss

Jacqueline Gale

Jenny Gurden

Laura Gonzalez

Ann Grundy

David Grundy

Donna Gurr

Julie Grocott

Michael Godfrey

Mitch Glenn

Lesley Giddins
     

H
 

Julie Harle

Christine Henry

Linda Hopkinson

Rachel Hart

dSteve Hall

Rachel Hart

Erwin Heywood

Sue Hannasford

Amanda Hall

Deborah Hadley

Caroline Hughes

Zoe Harle

Paul Hammond

Rachel Harrington

Valerie Haigh

Billy Harvey

Charlotte Harding

Jamie Hardman

Janet Harding

Ann Henderson

Deb Haly

Robert Hazelwood

Jon Horrocks

Lyndsay Heap

Lynne Holcroft 

Carolyn Heywood

Ruth Holmes-Davitt

Dean Handley

Sian Hill

Simon Higgens
     

I
 

Frances Ipson

Stanley Ipson
     

J
 

Anne Jones

Bill Jones

Ali Johnston

Terry Jones

Bev Joy Lock

Julie Johnson 

Glenn Jobson

Alan James

Ian James
     

K
 

Sally Key-Burke

Laura Kennedy

Isabel Kendrick

Gina Knighton

Jonathan Kaye

 

L

Richard Leggott

Christina Lander

Dianne Langthorne

Stephen Leatherbarrow

Cindy Lingard

Jim Linning

Ruthie Lizabeth

Joanna Laverack 

Hannah Lloyd

Peggy La Rue

Kayleigh Lucas

Carole Ludlow Mooney

Robert Lockwood Drabble

Sarah lee

Dee Luscombe

Robert Luscombe

Richard Lander

John Lucas

Ger Loftus

Judith Lewis

Melanie Leete

Helen Lockhart

     

M
 

Rosemary Machin

Michael Machin

Paul Miller 

Karl Maskell

Catherine Murphy

Penny Mattock

Nicola Mallett

Gill Murphy

Rachael Mellis

Vickie Maris 

Karen Maitland

Ria Mitchell

Maureen Morrison

Sharon Mallen

Laura Mulins

Peter Mason

Cheryl Munder Evans

Tracey Moore

Lisa Marie Marshall 

Joanna Moore

Greg Moorehead

Catherine Marson was Bull

Diane Mitchell

Alaric Mose

Andrew Moxon

Alex Mackenzie

Alan Mclean

Hazel Mc Dowell

Leanne Mc Dongh

Margaret Mc Guire
     

N
 

Sheila Needham 

Jim Neal

Vix Norris 

James Neale

Peter Nixon

Tina Ng A Mann
     

O
 

Sue Owens

Elsie O`Donnell

Adrian Owen

Clive Olive

Matthew O` Brien

Chris Oliver

 

P
 

Peter Partington 

Barbara Pintaske

Liz Perry

Leigh Pick

jennifer purvis

Gilly Pusey

Penny Price Jones

 Jackie Parsons

Jeremy Preston-Hoar

Lynne Phelan

Jeanne Pennington

Gav Parrott

Lucy Piper

Hayley Palmer

Gill Palmer

Martin Price

Selina Puckett

Jan Louise Peterson

 

R

Wendy Randall

Julie Read

Steve Reader 

Christopher Rees

Angela Reid

Kelly Reid

Catherine Rhodes

R Richards

Paul Rick Rickelsford

Cindy Rowlands

Sadie Rowland

Maggie de Rozario

Craig Roberts

Heather Rose

Julie Ruddick

Elizabeth Rushton

 

S

Martin Shipley

Kay Shuttleworth

Emma South 

Maureen Shipley

Catherine Shine

Louise Sutherland

David Smith

Donna Screeves

Mark Smith

Catherine Schaal

Graham Summerbell

Rosy Sookias

Layla Scott

Sue Scott

Chris Swanson

Alexandra Stevenson

Ginette Scrivens

Michelle Smart

Karen shakespeare

Steven Stanton 

Caroline Stimson

Mellissa B Smith

Mark Safier

Kate Seers

Pip Sticks

Scott Skiz Skirrow 

Jackie Smith

Maz Striner

Elmien Smook

Rob Sherwood

Derek Shaw

Helen Som

Ann Sully
 

T

Kay Taman

Tracey Todd

Mandy Tory

Joan Taylor

David Thirlwell

Catherine Towlson

Christine Thompson

Kathryn Tarr

Angela Turyom 

Jodie Trembles

Jennie Turnbull

Sam Temple-Scotten

Peter Thompson

Phil Trayner 

Nick Taylor

 

U

Tim Unwin
     

V

Luke Van Lincoln

W

Andrew John White 

Sara Wall

Lesley Williams

Jo Winship

Moya Warman

Lin Watson

Becky Wise

Jaime Waldron

Jody Woolcock

Jenny Walters

Jim Watson

Lynn Weir

Colin Wallace

Simon Wright

Sim Wood

Jen Wood

Pete Watson

Linda woods

Rene Williams

Carys Woodley

Sue worsley

Elaine Williamson

Nicola Wetherill

Anne E Woods

Anthony Wade

Lynn Williams

Peter Willams
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Y

Theodora Younge

keith Younge
 

Z

Jasia Zimmerman



1,500 miles
 

Jade Adams

Dave Andrews 

Kevin Baldry

Chris Barber

Pat Beckley

Shona Brydon

Di Barton

Martin Blackwell

Katherine Brunger

Rich Collins

Lesley Cross

Marianne Chaffe

Darren Keith Chittock

Micheal Caleigh

Tracey Campbell

Mike Denny

Dany Dunlap

Elaine Emerton

Shell Errington

Dawn Fletcher

Susan Green 

Kevin Gill

Dave Gleeson

Jane Gibson

Vicky Gillibrand

Fiona Gordon

Elaine Greener

Vikki Grimes

Colin Hattersley 

Jenny Hodge

Teresa Hanvey

Donna Hardcastle

Steve Hart

Kim Harvie

Andy Haworth

Mark Houchin

Christine Howland

Steve Hull

Sue Isles

Irina Ince

Mike Ince

Shirley Jarvis 

Ian Jack

Annette Jones

Annie Jagger

Kat Jones

Anna Marie Johnson

David Kidd

Nikki Kennedy

Ashley Knight

Lisa Lanstaff

Tasha Leigh-Willetts

Jacki Lakin

Christine Lowe Jones

Mickie Mixman Ness

Sonia Mapp

Sara Mortimer

Liz McKeown

Karen McLean

George Mccreadie

Bruce McLellan

Sally Oakley Qajar 

Orienteering Rach

Jane Oughton 

Darren pyne 

Rob Parsons

Ruth Patterson

Roger Peaple

Moyra Pullar

Nilla Roberts

Liz Rayner

Justin Rowberry

 Charlie Ramnani

Zezel Ryck

Lisa Ruth

Robert Sheild 

Anna Stares

Caroline Smith

Alison Selby

Carolone Smith

Ashley Sandy

Diane Spink

Paul Tonge

Kate turnbull

Amanda Timney

Colin Timney

Lisa Topping

Rosalind Talbot

Kathy Taylor

Kathleen Turner

Sara Unsworth

Jane Waterman

Backy Wells

Jenny Winn

Kate Willis

Bev Wood

Sally-Ann Winter

Sue Worrington
 


2,000 miles


Geoffrey Ambler

Duncan Armstrong 

Jay Audas

Pete Ashmore

Dawn Buckle

Margatet Batten

Linda Blackwell

Susan Clarke

Katriona Collins

Henry Cooper 

Douglas Dingwall

Jenny Davidson 

Anne Deery

Caroline Devonport

Dorothy Edwards

Suzanne Elliott

Delwyn Ellis

Tracey Ford

Andrew Goodall

Nicola Godin 

Ruth Harland

Ali Hart

Marcus Hines

Susan Hodgson

Rachel Hales

Nany Herter

Mandy Jones 

Colin Andrew Kennedy

Denise Law 

Michelle Miller

Phil Male

Maureen Mann

Lyn Mick

Richard Mc Chesney

Rachel Parker

Christine Palin

William Palin

Graham Price

Arlene Ross

Brian Stalker

Arnie Spence

Rhian Slipper

Phil Scott

Valerie Sparks

Pat Smith

Robin Silvester

Steve Turner 

Emma Willis

Donna Wright

Andrea Ward

Deborah Wright 

David Wilson
 


2,500 miles

Lee Goddard

Gail F Harris

Peter Syme

Ian Stephens

Arran Sutherland

Anne Teesdale 

Colin Turner

Clare Wilson


3,000 miles 

Damon Aspinwall

Jeff Astle

David Brittan

Alethea Blackman

Craig Carter

Kris Cleuen 

Jackie Kemp

Susan Miller 

Joanna Mahlis

Dave Oakley

Phil Ryan

Malcom Stamp

Keith Thake

Katie Vieteren

Didie Wells

Amanda Wright

 


4,000 miles

Julie Green

Ian Miles


Super-human 5000+ 

Adrian Pagilaro

Andrew White


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FAQs

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WHAT DO I DO NOW?

It's really very simple, as you'll see from the how it works page. All you do is walk an average of 2.74 miles a day in 12 months, and record those miles on a Progress Tracker sheet available with Country Walking magazine. In fact you don't even need to record your miles on our progress tracker (though there are reasons you might want to – see below). The 2017 challenge officially launches with a supplement in the February edition of Country Walking ('HOW TO WALK 1000 MILES AND WHY IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE') out on 5 January, with tons of advice and ideas as well as experiences from people who did the challenge in 2016, and a competition to win a gear makeover.

HOW DO I RECORD MY MILES?

Any way you choose: using a wearable activity tracker, an app on your phone (like OS Maps, Viewranger,  MapMyWalk or many others), using a map and a piece of string or with the help of Google Maps. You can see what most people in our Facebook group are using by clicking here, and you can keep tabs on how your daily average target changes by using our instant mileage tracker on the challenge homepage. Just enter your total miles so far to find out how many you've got to average a day for the remainder of the year. (Tip: miles put in early on really help your motivation later in the year!)

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT/UPLOAD MY MILES ANYWHERE?

No. The main thing is you keep track of them yourself. But post in the group when you reach milestones and the amazing group member Susan Miller somehow keeps a track of it all and with her help we publish completers lists in the magazine periodically.

WHAT MILES / STEPS CAN I COUNT TOWARDS MY TOTAL?

This is an honesty-based challenge and not a competition and it's up to you what rules you apply to your challenge. Some people – particularly those starting from a lower fitness level – are counting every step while others are only counting planned walks beyond their everyday pottering. Others still count only the miles they cover with walking boots on – that's what people mean when they refer to 'boots on' miles. It's up to you.

IS THERE A LEADER BOARD?

No. #walk1000miles is not a race to the finish and the only person you are competing with is last year's version of yourself! Your milestones will be celebrated by the community as heartily whether it's 10, 50 or a multiple of 100 you're hitting. The main thing is surprising yourself not impressing anyone else – but we're pretty sure you will do both!

ARE THERE ANY REWARDS?

Oh, only your fitter, happier, sleeker new self! But having said that, if you've signed up and got a progress tracker you'll be eligible for multiple competitions on the challenge homepage, in the monthly newsletter and in the magazine. You will also be able to download free completion certificates, and buy challenge merchandise like the cool stuff we had in 2016. There are also badges (pins if you're from the US) which declare your participation and which have proved highly covetable! There will be 1000 given away free to holders of the March issue (out 2nd Feb) and they will be sold soon after.

WHERE DO I GET A PROGRESS TRACKER?

The Progress Tracker is available inside the back cover of the January, February and March issues of Country Walking and will continue to be available via download using a code in whatever is the current issue of the magazine.   

WHY DO I NEED A PROGRESS TRACKER?

We've found the Progress Tracker addictive to fill in, and it gives a real sense of common cause, but perhaps as importantly you'll need to upload a photo of your progress tracker to enter competitions to win gear from our partners. This enables us to stop professional competition-enterers winning prizes when real #walk1000miles challengers deserve them!

I'M NEW TO THE FACEBOOK GROUP AND I'M SHY! I'M SURE MY QUESTIONS WILL HAVE BEEN ASKED LOTS OF TIMES BEFORE SO SHOULD I STAY QUIET SHOULDN'T I?

NO! There is now a year's-worth of experience in the group and everyone is delighted to help each other out. Talking is good! Saying that a question had been answered before would be a serious breach of etiquette and would never happen anyway as I'm pretty sure this is the nicest group of people on the internet! Please don't stay quiet. And now the group is so big, posting and commenting is the best way to stay involved in conversations and make friends – there is too much going on to keep track of every single post and person. 

WHAT'S A BADGER?

In 2016 we gave away and later sold over 2000 'I'm doing it!' challenge badges. Someone at some point decided people who wore them should be called 'badgers'. Later, some of them started meeting up for the occasional walk, which was fun, and they're still happening. We will make 2017 badges available via Country Walking soon if you'd like to be a 2017 badger! (And by the way, if you see any other words or references you don't understand do ask: we don't want any exclusiveness here, all are welcome on any in-joke!)

WHO'S BEHIND THIS?

Country Walking, which is the UK's best-selling walking magazine and which has been continuously published every month for the past 29 years. (It makes a great challenge companion: if you subscribe now you also get a year's free access to Ordnance Survey's mapping for the whole of the country on your phone, tablet and computer, worth £23.99.)

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!

Head to this 'pinned' post, always available at the top of the group's home page and post your question.

Spread the word with our free posters!

People across the country often don't realise the difference walking can make to their health and wellbeing, and we know #walk1000miles can change that fast! Putting up posters in doctors' surgeries, libraries, workplaces and public facilities can really get the message out to people of might be suffering from all kinds of things walking could help with. If you can help with the outreach, who knows what good you might do? If you'd like to be sent some high-quality A3 versions of our posters please fill in the form below.

If you can't wait for the postman you can print your own posters by downloading them in high-quality PDF form here.

If you'd like to share any of the posters on social media or email, just click them below to open up a high-resolution JPEG you can drag to your desktop or save where you wish.

Download your pledge form and go public!

Iron-clad your ambition by going public with your downloadable pledge!

Click the button to download and print your 2017 #walk1000miles, then share it on your Facebook, Twitter or fridge door!

It was a hugely popular thing to do last year – some of the examples of which you can see below – and it helps give you even more motivation to keep on keeping on!

Gallery: instant motivation

Words to inspire, views to wow!