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Tip 1 – invite friends and family for a walk

As well as being an easy way to stay active, walking can help us feel connected to our community and those around us.

Invite a friend or family member out for a walk this National Walking Month! You will benefit from the fresh air and exercise, while having the perfect chance to catch up.

Share your walking photos on social media, tagging @livingstreets and using the hashtag #Try20. 

The joys of walking with others

"I love walking with my group. When we're finished we all have a coffee and a good chat. It makes me feel good inside, to have people ask me how I am, how my life is. It's nice to know they care, it’s important."

Read about how our South London Somali Women's Living Streets Group is helping people to come together through led walks.

"The privilege of hearing about what makes other people happy is all part of what makes meeting new people so precious."

Walking Connects was our Department for Transport project exploring how walking can reduce loneliness and isolation in older adults. We ran a series of walks in communities to get people talking about what connection means to them.