Apr 19, 2018
emilyharrup

May 2018 – Walking Month

May is national walking month so a great time to focus on promoting walking at your workplace!

Here are a few ideas for joining in in walking related activities and promotions.

Jane’s Walk Colchester returns for its 8th year!
Friday 4th to Monday 7th May

On May Bank Holiday weekend, Jane’s Walk Colchester returns for its 8th year – local walks led by local people on local themes; all given free, in celebration of the late urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006). It’s a great weekend for staying in town!

Find out more and download the schedule of walks from the Walk Colchester website

#TRY20WITHUS

Living Streets’ month-long celebration of walking takes place throughout May!

During May we want to see as many people as possible give walking everyday journeys a go. Living Streets offer 20 top tips to incorporate more walking into your day plus lots of interesting facts and figures to keep you motivated.

Why not organise some lunchtime walks with colleagues or walking meetings?

Pick up your top 20 tips here

Colchester Town Centre walking quiz

If you are based near the town centre use the quiz questions to organise some lunch time walks or set your colleagues a daily walking challenge!

Town Centre quiz

Walk the Talk at North Colchester Business Parks

If you work on the business park or Severalls, help us promote Walk the Talk, 12 local walks of differing lengths, that give you information about how much time it will take, how many calories it will burn and number of steps. So you might want try Love Your Heart, or the Crescent Loop, do the Tesco Hop or go for a longer Highwoods Country Ramble. However much time you have available there will be a walk to suit you.

Walk the Talk poster

Rate your walk

Tell Living Streets about your everyday walk and help  create #walkingcities across the uk. Whether it’s a walk you do every day, or a stroll you take while having a crack at one of Living Street’s fun #Try20 tips – tell them about it and they can build a picture of the state of our Walking Nation.

Rate your walk here

Walk to School Week is 21-25 May

If you have got kids, focus on 21 – 25 May and incorporate walking into your journey to school, whether all the way or park away from school and stride the rest of the way in. Take Living Street’s pledge, get top tips, enter their prize draw – and be part of the best walk in the best week of the year.

Find out more about Walk to School week

Happy Shoes day fundraiser

On Tuesday, 22 May 2018 thousands of children and grown-ups around the country will be wearing their happy shoes. 

Why? They all want the right to walk to school safely, with fewer traffic jams and less toxic fumes in the air. They will be taking part in Living Street’s event; Happy Shoesday which encourages more children to walk to school and raises vital funds for their work.

More about Happy Shoes day

 

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