WALKING enthusiasts took part in the Big Fit Walk around Girvan recently to raise awareness for Age Concern.

The event was organised by paths for all and 12 people took part and made their way along the prom, harbour and past Stumpy Tower.

David Gilmartin, who organised the event, said: “There were 20 people who signed up to take part but only 12 turned up on the day. 

“It was a great event and allowed people to come together and have a really good time. 

“I am part of the ramblers in Paisley and I am hoping to set up a walking club with Age Concern.

“Once the walk was over we were served soup and sandwiches courtesy of Margaret David. 

“Thank you to chairwoman Tricia Watts who played a big role in organising the event.”

The Big Fit Walk is now in its 14th year and its aim is simple. They want to inspire communities across Scotland to come together for a walk to celebrate the benefits of being active.

It’s about having fun and staying healthy, anyone can host or attend a Big Fit Walk during the month of June.

Being active through walking has many positive benefits. 
It’s good for physical health, mental wellbeing and helps create social links. 

Walking is an activity that most people can do and counts towards our recommended 150 minutes of physical activity a week.

The Big Fit Walk is a fun and social way to show people the joy of a short walk. 

It is a simple and easy way to put short local walks on the map in Scotland.