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.

Check out our Walk to School Week highlights

Keep doing your bit

What you can do next

Here are some our favourite bits

Why Brits love walking

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!

Read the full results

Best thing about walking
what would encourage you to keep walking

resources and activities

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. 

Download and display our #Try20 poster

Download our #Try20 check list




We've been #WalkingFromHome all year. 

Check out our resources and activities to help keep your daily walk fresh and interesting. 


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 for children

Home exercise

stay at home


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



Walking in later life