Morag Rose and Terence Bendixson

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

And nominations for the 2018 award are now open, with the winner to be announced at our Walking Summit in London.

Do you know a walking hero or a streets champion? Somebody who has made a real difference to their local streets and has got more people on their feet? 

Now is the time to celebrate their success. Nominate them for our Charles Maher Living Streets Award.


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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Nominations will close on 19 February.

Winners will be invited to collect the award at the Living Streets Walking Summit in London on 10 March.

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