How walkable are our streets? Find out this National Walking Month

Feet on cobbled street

National Walking Month starts today (May 1st) and this year Living Streets – the charity behind the campaign – wants your opinion on how walkable our roads actually are.

There's an online tool to rate your walk, and planning a fun wander is easy if you live in Britain's biggest cities thanks to some dedicated free route guides.

Living Streets has teamed up with the Crumbs City Trails mobile app, which provides a walking route peppered with clues and trivia questions about the local culture and history to teach you a little something about the area while you walk.

Special Crumbs City Trails routes for National Walking Month are available for London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham and Newcastle.

National Walking Month is also the big shout for Try20, Living Streets's programme supporting people who want to get more active. Just 20 minutes' walking a day can help improve physical health as well as mental and emotional wellbeing, and saves money and CO2 emissions if you're walking instead of driving.

Check out #Try20 and #NationalWalkingMonth online for inspo throughout May.

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