Take a moment to consider your awesomeness.
You’ve just done something incredible, that statistically speaking virtually no-one in your country or county let alone your community or cul-de-sac can say they have done. Here’s betting you’re a bit prouder, a bit sunnier and a fair bit more can-doish than this time last year. And I’ll take a punt by betting you’ve had a few less colds than in previous years, you’re a bit less reluctant to face yourself in the mirror and your chances of growing old the way people used to seem remote and ridiculous. Through determination, positivity and self-belief you’ve done something amazing. You’ve turned back time. You’ve walked 1000 miles.
Now what should you do?
And sign it. Stick it on the fridge. Feel awesome. Do it.
We love to celebrate! And we really know what it means! Do it.
To let us know how you felt about it – you might change a life by inspiring someone else! And you might get in the magazine. Do it.
Chunky, funky and available for the first time this year – £7.50 delivered and dispatching late October. Do it.
5) Keep going!
Set a marker for yourself to target next year – the same 1000 but a month earlier? 10% more miles? 50%? – so you feel this good this time next year too!
Are you wildly enthusiastic about #walk1000miles? Are you willing to help spread the word about our 2018 challenge, both online and in the real world? Are you happy to send emails, put up posters and generally dogsbody for the greater good? Just for the joy of being part of it? If your answer is yes-and-a-half, apply to join our army group here. (Please note: you will not be party to special treats or secrets or anything like that so don't feel you will miss out by not joining. It's a working group and I'm a mean boss!)
7) Oh, and why not treat yourself to a subscription to Country Walking and get £3819.85’s-worth of OS mapping free* as well as 13 issues of the UK's best-selling and fastest-growing walking magazine?
*Your Country Walking subscription now comes with free premium access to OS maps on your tablet, phone and computer. That's every single sheet of Landranger and Explorer mapping – currently on sale from the OS at the discounted price of £1238.77 and £2536.08 respectively.
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!
Your badge just got even more valuable!
Show your badge at any of the 100 Cotswold and Snow + Rock stores in the UK (or for online shopping use the code provided in your newsletter email – which isn't for sharing, please!) and watch what happens...
[Spoiler alert!] You'll see a meaty 15% slice disappear from your bill! That's right, choose from over 250 top brands and pay less for all them. Not got a badge yet? That's easily fixed.
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.
Save 10p, 50p or even more for every mile you walk! Great incentive and adds up fast. This is Juliet Marshall’s.
Make a scrapbook of your walks – maps, mementoes, doodles and more. This is Kate Gillingham’s.
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
Start a blog – this is Jacqui Sykes’ on Facebook page, ‘Go Jacqui Go’
Compile a photo book using a site like Photobox, Albelli, Vistaprint – this is Christina Lander’s
Upcycle an hold road atlas into a record of places you've walked – or want to. This is Denise Law’s.
Record the seasons by taking weekly shots of the same place – Ann Grundy has started on her regular route
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!)
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!
Susan May Arslan
Melissa Buckler Smith
Graham Crawford White
Lisa Jane Coley
Darren Keith Chittock
Sarah L Drabble
Neil de Rue
Cheryl M Evans
Annie Nannie Spot Finlay
Ali Fawcett Wood
Amanda Karen G Goldston
Bev Joy Lock
Peggy La Rue
Carole Ludlow Mooney
Robert Lockwood Drabble
Cheryl Munder Evans
Lisa Marie Marshall
Catherine Marson was Bull
Hazel Mc Dowell
Leanne Mc Dongh
Margaret Mc Guire
Tina Ng A Mann
Matthew O` Brien
Penny Price Jones
Jan Louise Peterson
Paul Rick Rickelsford
Maggie de Rozario
Mellissa B Smith
Scott Skiz Skirrow
Luke Van Lincoln
Andrew John White
Anne E Woods
Darren Keith Chittock
Anna Marie Johnson
Christine Lowe Jones
Mickie Mixman Ness
Sally Oakley Qajar
Colin Andrew Kennedy
Richard Mc Chesney
Gail F Harris
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.
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!