Client Testimonials

Over the last 6 years, Urbanwalks have worked on a wide range of health and physical activity projects for different organisations. Here are testimonials from some of our clients who have commissioned Urbanwalks to provide physical activity solutions for their organisation.

Department of Health
“We started working with Urbanwalks in 2005 as part of a wider employee health and wellbeing initiative. We were keen to introduce something that encouraged our staff to get out and about for their recommended 30 minutes activity a day. Urbanwalks mapped out several routes from our main buildings in both London and Leeds. Urbanwalks also came along to the Department of Health employee roadshows to help launch the leaflets. The routes and supporting leaflets have been very well received by staff and this is in no small part due to the professionalism and expertise of the Urbanwalks team”.
Kirstie Harrison, HR Policy Development Manager, Department of Health

Halton Borough Council
“It has been a positive experience working with Urbanwalks, as anyone in a similar role to myself can imagine the remit is very wide and very busy. One day I can be delivering a school health day, another day is developing activities for people with a disability, another day presenting to community groups and of course not forgetting all those meetings, admin and report writing, which can keep me pinned to my desk for a good while.

“Having a professional company I can commission to take the lead on a particular project can help free my time and allow me to work with community members in the knowledge that the outcome will be a quality product / service. I feel confident that when I contact Urbanwalks with an idea, providing a brief around the product or service I want delivered and the outcomes I need to be gained, Urbanwalks can deliver a professional finished product on time and within budget.”
Paula Parle, Health & Physical Activity Development Officer, Halton Borough Council.

“Health is a key part of Sainsbury's company goal and we focus our efforts on initiatives that not only help our customers to enjoy a healthy diet but to also increase their levels of activity, such as our Active Kids campaign for children. That's why we were delighted to support this great initiative from Urbanwalks which helps to inspire and motivate people to introduce a bit more activity into their everyday lives”.
Erica Zimmer, Head of Public Affairs, Sainsbury's Plc

Derry Healthy Cities
“We had been coordinating an interagency approach on the concept of health walk mapping for some time and were more than pleased to find Urbanwalks. Their approach, understanding, adaptability and mapping format were exactly what we'd been looking for. As a result we now have the most definitive series of mapped walking for health and cycling for health routes in the North West of Ireland.”
Eamon O'Kane, Director, Derry Healthy Cities

Gwynedd Council
“I have been working in partnership with Urbanwalks now for the last two years. I consider that the Urbanwalks concept, its products and the professional service provided to be excellent. Since the pilot finished, I have received from Urbanwalks additional and valued support so as to expand and deliver this walking scheme as a part of the strategic development of walking for health across Gwynedd. I foresee that the partnership will further develop reflecting local practice and at all times embracing Welsh culture and language.”
Richard Glynn-Jones, Green Transport and Cycling Development Officer, Gwynedd Council

The Willows Primary School
“We have been working with Urbanwalks who have produced a six active travel walks leaflet to encourage the parents of our children to walk to and from school on most days of the week to help reduce the amount of traffic around the school as well as increase the physical activity levels of the children. Urbanwalks provided classroom projects to get the children and teachers involved in the mapping process and then allowed small groups of children to help with the measuring process of the walking routes, which the children really enjoyed.”

“Urbanwalks also produced a number of exercise sheets for our teachers to use as part of weekly PE sessions or during wet play and delivered a half day training session to the teachers on delivering fun and motivating games that get the children moving for the majority of their PE session. We have started to see real benefits for the children, parents and teachers of the physical activity solutions that Urbanwalks have introduced to The Willows Primary School.”
Anne Whitehead, Head Teacher, The Willows Primary School

“We began our working relationship with Urbanwalks in 2005; as part of our initiative within the Kellogg Fit for Life programme to encourage employees to either become active or further improve their current levels of activity, safely. The initial remit of the work with Urbanwalks was to develop walk leaflets for two of our Manchester sites, however the working relationship has continued and now Justine Dingwall / Urbanwalks is a key contributor at our annual Fit for Life screening days, providing individual tailored advice for employees and periodically running activity sessions on site.”

“Urbanwalks’s expertise; which we did not have in-house, has encouraged employees to step up their activity levels safely and removed the myth for a number of employees; who felt they couldn’t challenge themselves physically due to perceived health or age concerns.”
Christine Howell. Occupational Health Manager. Kellogg’s


For more information on the above client testimonials please contact Urbanwalks on 0161 728 1607 or email