Walking Works is our programme for embedding the culture of walking into workplaces. 

We have years of experience working with workplaces to increase walking amongst employees.

Following the major changes to ways of working for many businesses through the pandemic, the programme has been re-developed to flexibly adapt to every business need and work pattern.

Walking Works

The Walking Works features three key offers



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Our three offers in a snapshot

  • Walking Works staff challenges include a selection of weekly walking challenges, are tailored to your business’ goals; whether that’s promoting physical activity, supporting mental health, boosting morale, or promoting staff cohesion. All you need to do is select your overall goal, the duration (number of weeks) and the level of difficulty of your challenge, and we’ll do the rest!
  • Walk Champion training equips staff with the tools
    and expertise to inspire and encourage colleagues to
    embrace workplace wellbeing through walking. During the training we will also support participants to design an action plan for your workplace, meaning they will leave the training with a completely bespoke programme of ‘staff activation’ walking activities
    for the year.
  • Walking Works Award provides a framework to
    get walking embedded in and around the working
    day of your business. Complete an action plan for
    assessment by Living Streets and undertake a series
    of interventions to gain your award and show commitment to your staff and community stakeholders.



Recommended time of weekly physical activity for adults aged 19-64.

Source: NHS physical activity guidelines


Percentage of UK adults with fewer than 30 minutes physical activity a week.

Source: NHS Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet

The benefits of Walking Works

Boost morale and job satisfaction

Demonstrating that you care about staff health and wellbeing by investing in walking activities will make them feel valued and proud of their workplace.

Improve staff performance

Regular exercise causes an overall work performance boost of about 15%. 

Promote physical and mental health

Walking helps prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. Being engaged in meaningful activities at work is an important part of good mental health.

Reduce absenteeism

Walking schemes can reduce the amount of sick days taken by staff, leading to lower absenteeism costs for the business.

Enhance corporate image

Increased walking rates can also help towards ISO 14001 and 2600 targets; reducing the need for cars is better for both the environment and the employees’ health.

Return on investment

A highly engaged workforce can improve operating income by 19.2%.


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How one employee used walking to turn her life around.

Woman walking


Our sessions at Citizen's Advice Wirral had an incredible impact.

People in Citizens Advice office


How training staff as Walk Leaders is an effective way to incorporate the culture of walking in a workplace.

Liverpool Women's Hospital

Making walking part of your office culture requires a shift in people's routines. We understand the importance of staff engagement and bring a lot of experience working with organisations to achieve cultural change and create a happier and healthier workforce.

Alex McHardy, Head of Commercial Development, Living Streets