Slí na Sláinte/Walking Leader Training

 Slí na Sláinte Sign

Slí na Sláinte, meaning “Path to Health”, is a simple innovative scheme developed by the Irish Heart Foundation to encourage people of all ages and abilities to walk for leisure and good health.

It uses attractive signage at kilometre intervals on established walking routes to help walkers identify the distance they walk. Slí na Sláinte is designed to encourage people to walk more frequently and to enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Over 170 designated walking routes nationwide have been developed  in partnership with local communities, Sports Partnerships, the HSE, Walking Leaders, Tidy Towns Committees and workplaces. With more and more routes being developed and installed all over the country, you will most likely find a Slí na Sláinte route near you.

Thee are two routes in Co. Westmeath – Athlone and Mullingar.

The Irish Heart Foundation also provide Walking Leader Training courses  at  a nominal fee  to those who wish set up a walking group and promote waling within their community or workplace. Courses are held up to 6 times a year. 

You can find more information about the training here