Walking/Wheeling in May

May is a great month to get out walking. Whether it’s for a gentle stroll or something a bit more vigorous, the weather (mostly) is better and the days are longer.

Scottish charity Paths for All, is encouraging people to take part in a month long walking/wheeling challenge.

Muddiesdale walk in Kirkwall with notice of regulations and trees

The charity is encouraging Scots across the country to walk or wheel every day in May with 31 ideas to help everyone to be active this spring. 

Prizes will be up for grabs for individuals who take part in National Walking Month, with 10 Blacks vouchers worth £100 each on offer.

Paths for All has a clear and simple aim, which is to get Scotland walking: everyone, every day, everywhere. Walking outdoors is a fantastic way to boost your mood, clear your head and benefit from fresh air in local parks and greenspaces.

For more information on Paths for All’s National Walking Month campaign and how to get involved, visit: https://pathsforall.org.uk/win

Individuals are being asked to share their walking stories and favourite local routes in a bid to encourage more people to get active, enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature.

Those eager to shine a spotlight on their walking and wheeling journey can share their story on the Paths for All website by filling out a short form.

And if you need ideas of where you can walk or wheel in Orkney The Orkney News has lots of walks which have been tried and tested of varying lengths. You can find them by typing into the search button.

a view down the path towards the Bay

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