PEOPLE across the area are being urged to get active by supporting this year’s National Walking Month.
National charity Living Streets is encouraging people to get involved in the event this May.
It is a month dedicated to highlighting the benefits of walking, and includes Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week.
Tony Armstrong, chief executive of Living Streets said: ‘This May, we want to get the whole of the UK buying a ticket to stride.
‘As part of National Walking Month we’ll be asking employees and schoolchildren to give walking a go for at least a week.
‘It can be as simple as walking all or part of the journey to school, stepping out of the office for a lunchtime walk, or getting off the bus a few stops earlier on your way home from the office.
‘You don’t need costly gym sessions, or marathon running attempts to get fit and active. Walking is a free and easy way to work more exercise into your daily routine.’