52 Ways to Walk

52 Ways to Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time, is Annabel’s third non-fiction book and shares the thrill of 52 different ways to walk, explaining the latest science behind each one, and providing practical tips for making the most of your daily steps. It is a revelatory and informative handbook for anyone stuck in a walking rut, curious about the lesser-known benefits of walking or merely in need of some on-foot novelty and adventure.

52 Ways to Walk is published by Bloomsbury in the UK and Putnam Penguin Random House in the US under Annabel Streets.



‘[Annabel Streets is] the Queen of walking’ – Robert Elms, BBC Radio London

‘A delightful balance of ideas, inspiration and science. The short punchy chapters fit well between walks and make them even more enjoyable’ – Tristan Gooley, author of The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs

‘Urges readers to put on walking shoes, offering a weekly, new perspective on walking, no matter where you live’ – Irish Independent

‘We might think we know everything we need to about walking but there is always more to discover. This book is about how walking is connected both to old wisdom and new scientific frontiers of discovery … If you’re not a habitual walker this book will give you good reasons why you should get started and, if you are experienced, ways to keep it fresh … Fascinating.’ – Lauren Laverne

‘We can all learn something from 52 Ways to Walk. I know I can’ – Michael Ball, Radio 2

‘[52 Ways to Walk] is the most amazing book’ – Penny Smith, Scala Radio

‘Walking adds greatly to our lives, and this insightful and wise book adds greatly to our walking. Page after page, it’s a pleasure to follow in the author’s footsteps’ – Duncan Minshull, editor of Sauntering and Where My Feet Fall

‘Streets carefully breaks down the psychological and physical benefits of [walking], and makes a solid case that getting some movement in outside can help one “appreciate the exquisitely complicated and beautiful world we inhabit.” Readers ready to hit the pavement will find plenty of inspiration and information here’ – Publishers Weekly

‘Spiritual, educational and informative’ Booklist

‘Annabel Streets delves into the science and romanticism of walking and explores the good things that can happen with this one small act’ – Reader’s Digest

‘Excellent… This book should be compulsory reading for every car driver; do yourself a favour and buy it’ – Bristol Post