World Walking celebrates its eighth birthday today.  How the years have flown in.

  • Eight years of doing the best we can with what we have to help motivate people to walk more for health and happiness.
  • Eight years of growth. 
  • Eight years during which people have signed up to use our free platform and added steps every single day. 

Every day now:

  • Over 10,000 people add distance; and
  • 100 million steps or more are added 

With perfect timing, just 2 days ago our growing online community of world walkers passed the milestone of having clocked up 80 billion steps. ‘8 years - 80 billion steps’ What a lovely birthday present!

Our focus is now on reaching the tantalising target of 100 billion steps.

As if that wasn’t enough, our little, volunteer-led, Greenock-based charity is delighted to have just posted our best ever mid-year results:

  • 31,550 new World Walking user accounts created;
  • 27.5 billion steps recorded (11.7 Million miles); and 
  • 13,560 virtual walks completed.

All of this has only been possible thanks to much-appreciated donations from our wonderful users and grants from Inverclyde Council. We thank them sincerely from the bottom of our hearts for their continued and invaluable support.


Duncan Galbraith

Founder - World Walking

1 October 2021.