WALKERS in Eskdale are being encouraged to enter a portrait photography competition by sharing images and stories which capture what walking means to them.
Scotland’s walking charity Paths for All has launched the competition, Humans of the Walk, as part of its mission to promote everyday walking.
Those who take part are in with the chance of winning a Nikon B500 Coolpix camera.
To enter the competition, members of the public should post a portrait photo celebrating walking in some way on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #HumansOfTheWalk.
The competition runs until May 31. May is National Walking Month and multiple entries are allowed.
Ian Findlay, chief officer at Paths for All, said: “Dumfries and Galloway has a number of great walking routes whether it’s residential streets or paths and green spaces and we’re keen for the community to celebrate how they make them a part of their daily routines.
“We want the photos to be a true reflection of everyday walking; walking which builds friendships, gives people headspace and gets them feeling fitter and out enjoying nature.
“Walking can help prevent ill health, build communities and create a happier, healthier, greener Scotland and we know people can show just that with their Humans of the Walk photos.
“We want to revolutionise the way people use their communities and stop our spaces from being dominated by cars.
“Scotland’s towns and cities should be a backdrop for people walking, scooting, cycling or simply spending time enjoying cleaner, quieter, calmer streets.
“Paths for All is looking forward to seeing them all and wishes everyone, who enters the competition, the best of luck.”
Paths for All’s objective is to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland whether it’s walking for leisure or walking to work, school or to the shops.
Everyday walking refers to walking that’s regular, easy and local and can be part of daily routines and family life. It’s walking which is relevant and accessible to everyone.
The charity works to create more opportunities and better environments not only for walking but also for cycling and other activities to help make Scotland a more active, more prosperous and greener country.
Paths for All’s focus is clear. It wants to get Scotland walking: everyone, every day, everywhere.
For more information on Humans of the Walk and the competition, visit https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/humans