Paving the Way

 

Imagine if all of Britain’s town and cities truly put pedestrians first. If every resident’s natural impulse was to walk whenever they left their front door to make a short journey. If you were more connected to the place where you live and the other people who live there. It’s a bold vision, but an inspiring one.

Walking is great for your mental health and wellbeing, the best way to get more exercise every day and it’s good for the environment too. 

That's why we’re calling on local authorities to improve walking infrastructure, and to make walking in towns and cities the easy option.

A Charter for Walkable Towns and Cities

We've launched our Walking Charter, and local councillors are signing up. Please contact your local councillors and ask them to sign-up if they haven't already.

 

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Paving the Way

 

Imagine if all of Britain’s town and cities truly put pedestrians first. If every resident’s natural impulse was to walk whenever they left their front door to make a short journey. If you were more connected to the place where you live and the other people who live there. It’s a bold vision, but an inspiring one.

We want to make walking in towns and cities the easy option. The way you get to the shops, take the kids to school, go to work. Walking is great for your mental health and wellbeing, the best way to get more exercise every day and it’s good for the environment too. And you discover so much more from your doorstep when you’re on foot.

We’re calling on local authorities to improve walking infrastructure, and to make walking in towns and cities the easy option.

Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood award

There are many neighbourhoods across the country that are already great for walking, so we launched the first ever Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood award to celebrate them.

Voting for the 2018 Award has now closed. Find out who made our shortlist and who the winner is.

 

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Urban Walking Charter

Share our Walking Charter with your local councillors.

Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award

Who has been crowned the 2018 winner?

Urban policy

Find out how we can make towns and cities better for walking.

Enter: our photo competition

Send us your urban walking photos and win a prize from Cotswold Outdoor.

News and views

Keep up-to-date with all things urban walking.

Our favourite urban routes

Discover a new neighbourhood on foot with a Ramblers route.