SCOTLAND’S first online map showing weekly organised health walks in North


has been launched.

Created by walking charity, Paths for All, the new online resource shows when and where walks are taking place as well as information about how to join them.

Over 670 walks have been registered nationally so far and the charity is encouraging the public to get online and join their nearest Health Walk The walking map aims to make it easier for people to become more active while meeting new people in their local community.

The walks are free, low-level and last around thirty minutes.

The volunteers who lead the walks have been trained, know the most accessible routes for people of varied abilities and ensure a warm welcome to new walkers.

Ian Findlay CBE, Chief Officer at Paths for All, said: “Regular walking is such a powerful tool that can do wonders for your social, mental and physical health.” The Health Walk map can be accessed at: www. finder