The urban walking route planner


From the blog


Guest blogger Adam Smith of GO Outdoors walks a near-perfect circle around central London (giraffe and all) One wet and windy Sunday morning in June I was invited on The London Circle Walk and found myself standing on Tower Bridge at […]

Bernie Spain Gardens 2

This is Bernie Spain Gardens in central London: And we're May – what's it going to look like in August?! In fact, Bernie Spain Gardens is a gem, even in drought: So if you're trailing down London's South Bank, and […]

China gets creative with its ‘walk more, drive less’ campaigning

Nice idea, but difficult not to conclude that it's completely inconsequential in the face of wider trends in China:

Leeds WTWW

Nice to see on show during the Leeds Walk to Work week activities: Leeds City Council in partnership with students from Leeds Metropolitan University and their UtravelActive team challenged shoppers, workers, and anyone else on Briggate to visit 7 […]

Discount mywalkit+ membership now available through Guardian Extra

To help celebrate National Walk to Work Week, we've teamed up with Guardian Extra to offer annual mywalkit+ membership at a special introductory rate of £10 (normally £15). Remember the personalised mywalkit+ offer lets you: • Save, bank, track and chart […]


Walk to Work Week is an annual event run by the charity Living Streets. In 2011, the week runs from 9th to 13th May. If you're struggling to motivate colleagues to walk to work, why not send them a link to […]

Unwind into Easter with this lovely Urban Rambler vid from Green Thing

A lovely little vid from dothegreenthing about the joys of urban walking. As they say: “A rural ramble is a nice idea on a Sunday afternoon – a quiet stroll into the country and into a pub. But what about […]

Why don’t you pat your female colleague’s arse?

Great video from WWF Canada showing how social norms change, sometimes with, sometimes without, government action. I still believe that in 10 or 20 years time, people will look back in disbelief at the freedom we gave to vehicles to […]


Guest post: shoe review from Helen Parretti I have been interested in trying some Tone Ups for quite a while, but have been put off from trying them as all the styles I had seen were based on a trainer. […]

Tameside Summer

Following our recent completion of coverage for the whole of the West Midlands, we're delighted to announce that our second complete region is now also live. With coverage of Rochdale and Tameside complete, now reaches the whole of […]

Our April fool turned into everyday reality

It was nice to see a positive reaction on Twitter to our April Fool. But why should it have to be a fool?  It's more than doable.  Or is Christian Wolmar right when he says it would take too much […]

30_mins_from_Embankment_Station can exclusively reveal plans being promoted by No.10 to trial new monthly on-street festivals involving the pedestrianisation of large parts of England's city centres, starting with London. To celebrate the arrival of British Summer Time in 2012, the first […]

Swindon Autumn

Here at we're reaching far and wide to increase our coverage in the UK. We're pleased to have now added Perth and Swindon to our growing list of towns and cities, ensuring both Northerners and Southerners can find their […]


As part of Climate Week, we're pleased to announce the whole of our West Midlands coverage is now officially live! You can now access walking directions in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton, which will tell you how much […]

Nat Autisitc Soc logo

The National Autistic Society are set to get walking in order to raise money. The charity will be running a number of Train Walks, which are Thomas & Friends-themed family sponsored walks. The National Autistic Society hope that over 100 […]

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.