Save the car and walk once a week

This simple swap helps be active as part of your routine, and it’s a great mood booster. It can help with maintaining a healthy weight, and reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.

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And it’s good for nature too. Swapping the car for walking or cycling reduces your carbon footprint substantially, not to mention improving the air quality for everyone!

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Which short car journey will you commit to swapping this week?

Get tips and make a pledge

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Trip to work

If you’re walking to work, you could wear your usual work clothes with a comfy pair of shoes and change shoes when you get to work

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Taking the kids to school

Walking gives a chance for quality time together to notice surroundings and talk about the day ahead

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Seeing friends

Walking with friends and loved ones is a lovely way to connect when you are having a busy week and would struggle to meet up for longer

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Going to the shops

If you can’t walk all the way, can you park the car a short distance away and walk the rest?

Find joy in the journey...


MyJourney has lots of fantastic initiatives for school run fun and tips on walking locally to you.

Sustrans has top tips for walking and wheeling to school.

Download a family walk to school kit from Living Streets.

Use the Active 10 app

Active 10 tracks how much and how fast you have walked, and gives you goals to work towards to keep things interesting.

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Find places to walk and groups to walk with

You can find lots of advice online for how to stick to healthy habits
and keep going!

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