Different words for walking in English

6 Different words for WALKING in English

It was such a lovely day today that I went for a walk with both dogs, own dog and my neighbours’ dog that I am looking after for a few days. We did not go too far or too quickly as both dogs are a little old. There are several different words for WALKING in English, we can use them to describe different types of walking.

Different words for walking in English

6 Different words for WALKING in English

STROLL: Usually when there is no definite plan or direction to the walk.

I strolled along the river bank without a care in the world.

HIKE: A much more energetic walk usually in the countryside, in the hills or low mountains.

I went on a hiking holiday last year in the lower Alps it was very tiring but extremely enjoyable.

POWER WALK: You really have to walk quickly and firmly to maximise the benefits. The arms swing in sequence with your legs. It is recommended as a way to lose some extra kgs!

The guys in the village go for a power walk twice a week for 1 hour.

MEANDER: This really means to walk without any clear objective.

We meandered aimlessly for hours in the warm summer sun.

WANDER: Similar to meander, we use it to describe a stroll, meander or just drift around.

I wandered around the shop and spotted a few potential Christmas gifts.

There is a famous poem written by famous English poet William Wordsworth “I wandered lonely as a cloud…”

RAMBLE: I like this word as it describes not only how we might walk but sometimes how we talk!

I was rambling in the forest looking for mushrooms but did not find any.

Some more informal words to also describe walking casually include: to knock around, roam and mooch around.

Now if you would like to invite your English speaking friends to your walk you can say “Let’s go for a stroll after lunch.” They will be really impressed!

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