Walking charity shares West Lothian’s top spots to switch up family stroll

Families in West Lothian can beat boredom and freshen up their walking routes with help from Scotland's national walking charity.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 1:00 pm
Two young girls catching babyfrogs in summer forest.

Paths for All has launched its Spring Path Days campaign to help inspire families to enjoy the country’s outdoors with nature-based activities, whilst also reaping the benefits of physical activity.

The campaign includes 30 days of activity ideas, an online content hub, and £1000 worth of outdoor educational prizes for schools and children to win throughout April.

Paths for All is encouraging people to get out and enjoy great local walking spots including the Union Canal, Linlithgow Palace and Loch, Beecraigs and Cockleroy, and Bo'ness Foreshore to Blackness Castle.

Paths for All launched its Spring Path Days campaign to inspire families to take advantage of the country’s outdoors and reap the benefits of physical activity.

Rona Gibb, Senior Manager at Paths for All, said: “Fresh air, being outdoors and connecting with nature is a fun way to socialise with family and friends safely, whilst being positive for our physical and mental health.

“Walking is key to leading a happy and healthy life.

"As the weather gets warmer and the nights get lighter, there is no better time to incorporate it into your family routine, even if it is just a short walk to school or round the block.

“The Spring Path Days online hub provides a tonne of ideas for families, and offers something to suit all interests – there is also a selection of competitions to get involved in!”

The charity is encouraging families across Scotland to get involved in its seasonal campaign by sharing a photo of what they have been doing this spring.

All participants will be entered automatically into a prize draw which will see 10 individuals win a den-building kit.

One lucky winner will also win a £500 voucher for their school to spend on outdoor educational resources. Entries close on April 30.

You can enter this special competition by going online to: https://form.typeform.com/to/MokcLffC?typeform-medium=embed-snippet.

The Spring Path Day campaign encourages families to try activities such as den building, tree ID, litter picking, walking games and wildlife spotting at their favourite local spots.

For more information on Paths for All, visit: https://www.pathsforall.org.uk.