When we started this site our local walking groups, the Essex and Herts Long Distance Walkers and the Chelmer and Blackwater Ramblers, did not have sites but now they do and better than ours as technology has moved on. Also, when we were running the Essexwalker Challenges every April the site was useful for getting information out and the results posted pronto. To get into walking join the Ramblers not only for the walking but for the companionship. If 2.5 mph and 10 miles isn’t enough for you then do join the Long Distance Walkers’ Association for a lively programme of 20 mile walks and the thrice a year STRIDER the LDWA handbook stuffed with items of interest including the calendar of open challenge walks throughout the land.
May we wish you well in your walking and do keep active for as long as you are able and keep the weight off to keep your independence for as long as possible. Nobody is more vulnerable than a sick overweight person.