Water-to-Go and Ramblers Walking Holidays Raise over £1000 for Heart and Sole

Water-to-Go and Ramblers Walking Holidays are delighted to have raised over £1000 that will go towards charitable projects and initiatives that Ramblers support. Dave Shanks, Director of Water-to-Go, presented the Heart & Sole team with a cheque for £1,150 as a donation based on the number of Water-to-Go bottles purchased by their clients in 2018.

Ramblers and Heart & Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to peoples’ lives. Ramblers Walking Holidays have a scheme called Heart & Sole, managed by their office staff, and their aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries they visit. Their hope is to make a long term, direct impact on these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. Heart & Sole will be able to use these funds to continue supporting ventures at home and in the countries they visit around the world.

Heart & Sole offers much-needed support to projects and charities in the UK and overseas, dealing with both large issues such as animal welfare as well as small, and more personal, ventures such as providing schools equipment to village communities. They are currently working with SPANA in Morocco, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue, SOS Children’s Villages in Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Malawi and Morocco.

In South Africa, Heart and Sole support the Royal Drakensberg primary school, in St Lucia a school breakfast club and Andros Routes in Greece. Most recently, they delivered donated items to an orphanage in Tanzania and foster homes in San Jose, Costa Rica. By travelling with Ramblers Walking Holidays, in addition to experiencing the joy of visiting new places, you can help make a difference in these communities.

Seeing the World on Foot with Ramblers

Ramblers Walking Holidays have been providing great value small-group guided holidays in spectacular locations around the globe for 70 years that allow you to discover the essence of the place you are visiting. They are all about seeing the world on foot, offering everything from lowland ambles to high mountain trekking, from short sightseeing walks to challenging long-distance trails.

Ramblers Walking Holidays also want to encourage sustainable practices in the destinations they send their travellers. They are advocates of responsible tourism in accordance with AITO and are extremely aware of the social and environmental impact of travel. By encouraging clients to buy a Water-to-Go bottle, they hope to reduce plastic waste and do their bit for the environment.

The Water-to-Go and Ramblers Partnership

We have been working with Ramblers Walking Holidays for a number of years to help keep their customers healthy and hydrated on their trips. Through our partnership, we have continued to raise money for Heart and Sole. In 2016, Heart & Sole used money donated by Water-to-Go to sponsor the building of a toilet block in Pakistan through an organisation called Toilet Twinning. In December 2017, Water-to-Go were delighted to present Heart & Sole with another cheque for £750 from bottles bought by their clients which has also gone towards their development projects.

We are delighted to be working with such a fantastic company that has a brilliant ethos and that is supporting some life-changing causes. Learn more about Ramblers Walking Holidays and our partnership here.

Celebrate National Walking Month with Ramblers Walking Holidays and Water-to-Go

May is National Walking Month in the UK and we are encouraging you to get outside and explore everything that the outdoors has to offer. Water-to-Go and Ramblers Walking Holidays want to show how you can celebrate National Walking Month and how this could benefit your health.

Ramblers Walking Holidays

Ramblers Walking Holidays have been providing great value small-group guided holidays in spectacular locations around the globe for over 70 years that allow you to discover the essence of the place you are visiting. They are all about seeing the world on foot, offering everything from lowland ambles to high mountain trekking, from short sightseeing walks to challenging long-distance trails. In total, they offer over 200 walking holidays in over 60 countries.

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Benefits of walking

The benefits of walking are having gentle aerobic exercise and this mild sport can prevent cardiovascular diseases too.  Rambling or walking can add to your general wellbeing by allowing you to see views you would not otherwise see if you were not walking and permitting you to breathe in fresh-air on your ramble. Walking assists with strengthening the bones and muscles.  It can improve our mood; improve our balance and coordination.  The faster, farther and more frequently one walks, the greater the benefits.

Stay hydrated with Water-to-Go

It is important to stay very well hydrated when embarking on an activity such as walking.  Therefore, water is a must to take with you and Water-to-Go is the perfect way to access safe, clean water wherever you are. Both Water-to-Go bottles from the 50cl to the 75cl are welcome support aides when seeking to be well-hydrated with water on your promenade.

The practice of drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. Our bodies are composed of approximately 60% water. The functions of our bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, the creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

Celebrate National Walking Month

A great way to celebrate National Walking Month with Water-to-Go and Ramblers Walking Holidays is with the Walk About Festival which will take place between Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018.  This would be the perfect time to take a Water-to-Go bottle and go for a walk around Britain’s countryside. Various different walks will be organised around the country during that time, particularly more than at other periods during the year.

The combination of walking often and keeping well-hydrated with water regularly leads to a healthier lifestyle plus better well-being.  This improved lifestyle will lead to better cardiovascular and respiratory health. One brisk walk a day is enough to cut the risk of early death by as much as 15 percent, according to Public Health England.  All of this has the potential to lead to a longer and more prosperous life if practised frequently.


If you are interested in venturing further around the UK, make sure you check out Britain’s Favourite 100 Walks by Julia Bradbury.