Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood - Nominations

Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood is the Ramblers’ annual award celebrating those places which encourage people to go about their everyday lives on foot.

Nominations are now open, so if you think your neighbourhood is great for walking, let us know before the 3 March and your area could be crowned Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2019.

How to nominate your neighbourhood

The easiest way to nominate is via our online form below. It should take no longer than five minutes to submit your nomination. Alternatively, you can:

  1. Download our nomination form and return it via post or email it back to us. Details for where to return it are on the form.
  2. Send us an email at, with details about your nominated neighbourhood. Be sure to refer to the criteria below and feel free to attach photos, maps, links, videos, and anything else that supports your nomination.

Criteria for nominations

A neighbourhood is any district, community or area where people live and work - it could be the heart of a big city, or a small village with just a few streets and houses

Our expert panel will be looking for interventions and innovations that have made every day journeys more walkable. They will consider all the nominated neighbourhoods against three main criteria, namely whether they are:

Walkable: Is it easy to walk to everyday local shops and services? Is there a network of well-connected walking routes? Is it easy to cross the road safely and directly? For longer journeys, are there attractive public transport options and a good cycle network?

Green: Does it have good quality green spaces with easy links to housing? Do streets and other public spaces have plantings or other welcoming natural features?

Welcoming: Are pavements accessible, well maintained, wide and clutter free? Are there attractive public spaces, places to sit and chat and play and interesting things to see and do? Are there measures to reduce or slow motor traffic?

When you submit your nomination the form will tell you it has had trouble saving your data. Do not worry about this, we are receiving the nominations, and we're working on getting this issue resolved.

You will receive an email confirming your nomination within 24 hours of submitting - weekdays only. If you do not, please email to confirm we've received it. 

Submit your nomination

Tell us why your neighbourhood should be considered for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood. Please answer with reference to each of the criteria, and use examples where possible.
Upload images to support your application
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