may is living streets' national walking month

Here are some of our favourite bits from 2020

Listen to our podcasts

Episode 1 - What does walking mean to us?

Some of the UK's leading active travel leads tell us why walking is important to them.


Episode 2 - Where do you miss walking?

Some of our team describe the walks they miss as they observe the lockdown.


Episode 3 - Is walking a super power?

Professor Shane O'Mara of Trinity College, Dublin, talks to us about the amazing ways walking benefits not just our bodies but our brains too.

Episode 4 -​ A walk through Edinburgh's movie locations

Our project coordinator, Dani, visits some notable movie locations in Edinburgh.

Walk this May

Walk for 20 minutes as part of your daily exercise and see what benefits you experience.

Many of us are appreciating the chance to get out for a walk more than ever. We’re here to help you keep your daily exercise fresh, interesting - and most of all - safe.

Our #Try20 tips and resources can help you, 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.


#Try20 this May as part of your daily exercise

It remains incredibly important to keep active, both for our own wellbeing and to avoid storing up massive health problems for ourselves and the NHS in the future.

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.


Our #Try20 tips


Download and print off our #Try20 poster to keep you motivated all month long!


#Try20 poster

check list

Save our check list to your phone and tick off the tips as you go, or visit the web page.


Our #Try20 check list

Walking and Coronavirus

Make more space for walking!

two metres graphic


Cities around the world are reallocating space so people can walk and cycle safely.

We need UK towns and cities to follow suit.


Take action: write to your council

Walk the right way

walk the right way

How to stay safe when walking and social distancing. Your questions answered. 


Resources and activities to keep your walk fresh




The daily commute has changed drastically for a lot of us in recent weeks.

Inspiration to help you take a break from your home office. 




Family fun

Scavenger hunt


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!

Activities to help children stay active

Home exercise

stay at home


If you're self-isolating, here are some ways you can still stay active in the home.


Home workouts (One You)

Stay in, work out (Sport England)

Walking in later life

Walk with us