Welcome to the mindwalk challenge

Mindful walking for mood and wellbeing

We invite you take part in the MindWalk Challenge. It is a short and simple physical and mental activity that everyone can do and can be slotted into daily life. MindWalk is mindful walking in nature. This means that you go for a short, slow walk whilst taking in and appreciating the nature surrounding you in the present moment. If you’re still unsure, don’t worry we have an audio guide to lead the way throughout your walk and on this page, you can find out more on how to take part and what it involves.



Why not try it! You can do it just the once or a few times a week, whether that’s daily or whenever you feel like it. It’s a 12-minute activity making it easy to fit in-between your normal routine.

There are just 3 steps to start the MindWalk:

Step 1: sign up.

The study begins with a questionnaire to help us understand your mood and wellbeing before you start.

Click here to complete a few questions before you start the #MindWalkChallenge. You only need to do this once.

Step 2: Do the MindWalk.

To take part download or stream the mindful audio guide.

We recommend listening to this with just one earbud, to hear the sounds of nature around you, and for your own safety and wellbeing.

And start walking!

Step 3: Finally, complete the walk log.

After your walk let us know how you’re feeling by completing the walk log.

Do this as soon as possible after the end of every walk.



Finally check out the Facebook group to keep up to date with the challenge and support other MindWalkers on their journey!

If you are still unsure of what’s involved, check out our MindWalk information page to hear more about how to walk mindfully or see our frequently asked questions.

Thank you for your interest in the MindWalk Challenge. We hope you enjoy taking part.

The project is being run by University of Reading MSc students Louise Hoar, Luke Hyde, Kate Raison and Laura Winlow, under the supervision of Dr Aileen Ho.