People in County Durham have been encouraged to go walking
as part of an ongoing campaign by the Ramblers.
The Get Walking, Keep Walking campaign runs across the country, but activities in Durham will be stepped up this coming Sunday (January 22nd), when one of its members will lead a 4.5-mile walk from Barnard Castle to Stainton.
Beginners to walking may wish to get some hiking boots
and by way of encouragement, the walking charity notes that the trek can burn off Christmas excess at the rate of one mince pie every two miles.
The body is also holding more walks in the region in the near future, such as a four-mile walk along the riverbank and old railway lines at Willington.
Walkers keen to take on something more challenging in the north-east might wish to consider starting the 84-mile Hadrian's Wall Path at Wallsend near Newcastle, or climb the region's highest peak, the 2,674 ft Cheviot in Northumberland.