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Walking in Leicester

We aim to encourage people to walk by introducing walking to school projects and community walking projects.

We are proud to say that a higher percentage of people walk to work in Leicester than in London, and we are keen to make that number grow.

We have received government funding for a number of schemes which promote walking in our city - a 'walk to school' scheme aimed at young people, and a summer walks initiative, where we encourage people to walk more every day.

There are a number of other ways we encourage people to get walking around Leicester.

Walk Leicester Festival 2023

Join us in celebrating National Walking Month this May by exploring Leicester on foot during the Walk Leicester Festival! The Choose How You Move team has teamed up with local partners to bring you a month-long schedule of group walks and walking events. Whether you're a seasoned walker, new to walking, or looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, there's something for everyone.

From guided tours of the city's historical landmarks to nature walks through picturesque parks, we have something to suit all interests and abilities. Take a step towards a healthier lifestyle and join our walking community this May. 

To find out more about the Walk Leicester Festival and join us in celebrating National Walking Month, visit the Choose How You Move website or call 0116 373 7589.


We offer advice to any schools wanting to set up walking bus schemes. A walking bus is a group of children, who walk to school under the supervision of volunteers.

The walking bus follows a set route, stopping at agreed pick up points or 'bus stops' in the neighbourhood.

For more information on setting up walking buses in Leicester city, contact Lyn Rowe by email: