Thank you for joining us to #WALKTHISMAY
Nearly 1,700 of you pledged to #WalkThisMay for National Walking Month 2021 – adding up to 21,086 short journeys per week!
If everyone stuck to their pledge, then collectively we walked an extra 105,430 miles, burned 10.5 million calories and averted 24,038kg of CO2 across the month!
We hope you enjoyed the benefits of leaving the car at home for your short journeys, and that you’ll continue beyond May!
We’ll see you again in May for National Walking Month 2022. Until then, you can still check out our free resources and activities for all ages and abilities below.
We're taking steps to make London the world's most walkable city 🚶— Transport for London 🚶🏼♀️🚴🏼♀️ (@TfL) May 27, 2021
We've introduced 18 pedestrian crossings which show a continuous ‘green person’ signal until vehicles approach to prioritise people walking 💚 #WalkThisMay pic.twitter.com/zXsoVwmFbZ
Ten years after having done my first @livingstreets #WalkToWork, I’m once again sauntering from home in Ealing to our office. Was W1, now EC1 - about 12 miles. Seems I’ve picked a decent day for it & my first photos are of the lovely Lammas Park. Hold that name...#WalkThisMay pic.twitter.com/UCnUApRIXg— John Dales 🌍 (@johnstreetdales) May 27, 2021
What a great way to start a rather chilly Thursday! And my first visit to South Yorkshire since the start of the lockdown last year. Thank you to everyone who made us so welcome 🤩 it was great to see people in real life!! 🚶🏽♀️ 🚶🏾♂️ 🚶 🛴🚲🚲 https://t.co/rTgnwr2nDu— Dame Sarah Storey (@DameSarahStorey) May 20, 2021
To mark the end of a fab #NationalWalkingMonth, we've teamed up with @MichaelJBooks to give away a set of Raynor Winn's bestsellers to 5 lucky winners! 📖— Living Streets (@livingstreets) May 27, 2021
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Closing date: Monday 31 Mayhttps://t.co/saO1CnRXWp
We carried out research to find out what Brits have enjoyed most about walking more this past year. Walking was seen a great way to stay healthy, to meet friends and family in a safe and legal way, and to discover new places.
Lots of people plan to keep walking to maintain their physical health and mental wellbeing, with a third of people planning to keep the car at home to reduce their carbon footprint!
Our #Try20 tips are designed to help you fit 20 minutes of walking into your day.
Health experts recommend a brisk daily walk as an easy way to improve your health with a 20 minute walk being shown to reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Whether you're walking as a family, trying to fit in some exercise whilst working from home, or if you're restricted to indoor exercise - our #Try20 tips have something for you.
We've been #WalkingFromHome all year.
Check out our resources and activities to help keep your daily walk fresh and interesting.
For teachers, parents and families looking for inspiration and ideas to help keep children active, we've created some free resources and activities.
Keep the kids entertained this National Walking Month!
If you're self-isolating, here are some ways you can still stay active in the home.