The 4 Best Walking Magazines to Buy in 2020

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Walking is today the single most popular physical activity among Americans with more adults engaging in walking (30.5 percent) than running (8.8 percent), weight training (8.9 percent), or swimming (7.3 percent).

It makes sense, therefore, that walking magazine should be just as popular when perusing the bookstore shelves. But, as with all print monthlies, walking magazines have been hit hard by the online economy with many popular titles such as Walking and Walking About shuttering operations (in 2001 and 2014, respectively).

Despite this, there remains a robust demand for walking articles by enthusiasts of all ages and interests. To this end, we offer four of the best magazines to add to your monthly subscription list:

Our Top Picks


For walkers interested in weight management and general fitness, Prevention delivers the full package in a beautifully laid out format.

Each monthly issue has a dedicated walking section written by knowledgeable experts who offer insights and tips valuable to both novice and experienced walkers. Articles are largely geared toward upscale, Boomer-generation women.

While Prevention may not be for everyone (particularly hardcore ramblers or racewalkers), it offers enough holistic health content to satisfy even the most experienced enthusiast.

Recent articles have included "This Is Your Body on Walking" and "The Right Way to Walk Off Weight."

Prevention is available in both print and e-reader formats.

Runner's World

Runner's World has been around for a long time and has become a trusted brand name among runners and sports walkers alike. Sure, its content is geared more toward speedwalking than strolling, but it offers the kind of insights valuable to walkers of any fitness level.

Topics may include a review of walking shoes for people with feet problems or a step-by-step guide to pre-exercise stretches. Recent articles have included The Power of Walking" and "This 17-Time Marathoner Tried Run-Walking a Race."

So don't be put off by the magazine's name. Runner's World is a great choice for anyone who tugs on a pair of athletic shoes and places one foot in front of the next.

Runner's World is available in both print and e-reader formats (although the e-reader option costs far less).


Outdoor has been around since 1977 and has made its mark as the magazine for anyone who enjoys being active outdoors. While Outdoor will explore all types of outdoor activities from rappelling to white water rafting, it devotes much of its content to walking, running, hiking, and backpacking.

The articles are first-rate, covering everything from health and electronics to travel, and motivation. Recent articles have included "What Is a Good Walking Shoe for a Former Runner?" and "Study: Hiking Makes You Happier."

Outdoor is available in both print and e-reader formats (although the e-reader option is a real steal).

Country Walking

Country Walking is Britain's most popular walking magazine aimed at everyone from weekend strollers to expert mountaineers. In addition to offering valuable insights into the sport of walking, the magazine provides plenty of inspiration to anyone who has ever wanted to take a purely walking holiday in the great outdoors.

The magazine is beautifully laid out with dazzling, full-color photos and an easy-to-navigate format. Even hardcore racers can find much to appreciate in this inspirational magazine.

Country Walking is available in both print and e-reader formats.

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