National Walking Month is a month long campaign by Living Streets, to highlight the benefits of walking, and includes Walk to Work Week (13-17 May) and Walk to School Week (20-24 May).
Walking os good for your physical and mental health and if lots of people walk in a town or city then that place feels safer and more people start to feel comfortable walking. Walking also reduces the number of cars on the roads, thus reducing the amount of pollution and reducing the carbon footprint of travelling.
There are plenty of feats you can take part in to really feel part of the campaign and lots of resources to help you spread the word.
Meanwhile the Tree Council is running Walk in the Woods to encourage more people to enjoy walking in their local woodland, which is just what I was doing this morning! The photo above shows part of Colinton Dell, along the Water of Leith. The few flowered leek is in full bloom at the moment, you can have a closer look at this invasive, non-native but striking looking plant below:
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