Our annual award celebrates the person, persons or group who have done most for walking in the past year.

Nominations for the 2018 award are now closed. The winner to be announced at our Walking Summit in London.


The Charles Maher Living Streets Award recognises an individual, Local Group or organisation who has campaigned to get more people walking in their area.

Nominations are judged on their creativity and the level of impact they’ve had.

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Previous winners

Last year's award went to Morag Rose of the Loiterers Resistance Movementin Manchester.

There was also a commendation for the Walking For Health team from Wincanton.

You can view their acceptance speeches here.

2018 Walking Summit

Supporter raises a question at our Walking Summit

On 10 March, come to London and join thought leaders, stakeholders, decision makers, Local Groups and campaigners to discuss how towns and cities across the UK are improving people’s lives by prioritising walking.

Walking Summit