Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood award

After over 12,000 votes from across Great Britain, Hastings emerged as the winner of Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2018. Congratulations to Hastings, and thank you to everyone who voted.

The Old Town is full of listed buildings and quaint streets criss-crossed by narrow ‘twittens’: Victorian passageways that today form charming pedestrian routes between main thoroughfares. In keeping with the historic feel, public areas are sympathetically lit, traffic is light, and priority is given to pedestrians in some areas. The area’s compact nature and lack of parking encourages people to make journeys on foot.

We’ll be presenting Hastings Borough Council with their Award in May.

There are many neighbourhoods across the country that are already great for walking, which is why we launched our first ever Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood award to celebrate them. Have a look at the other neighbourhoods that made the shortlist for our 2018 award below.

And why not nominate your favourite neighbourhood for our 2019 award? Just fill out the form and email it back to us at


The shortlist

Find out more about the ten nominees, and what makes them such fantastic walking neighbourhoods...