Recent figures suggest that nearly two-thirds of people within the UK walk less than one hour per week despite studies showing that regular walking can help reduce heart disease, diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure.
The research, which was conducted by a national pedestrian charity and released ahead of National Walking Month** has been welcomed by P&O Ferries.
Arthur Murphy, Business Development Manager for P&O Ferries, said: “Walking can help to improve overall health and fitness and is a great way to instill a general feeling of well-being and positive self-esteem. Scotland is a haven for all levels of walkers from those wanting a gentle stroll to more serious walkers looking for a challenging hike through spectacular scenery Scotland really does have something to suit everyone.”
To celebrate National Walking Month P&O Ferries is encouraging people to hop on a sailing to Scotland to enjoy the great outdoors and explore some of the country’s finest walking trails.
From the greatest national parks such as Loch Lomond and Cairngorms - walkers can enjoy a plethora of towering peaks, catch a glimpse of some native species as well as uncovering the wonder of old castles, abbeys, canals and other fascinating aspects of Scotland’s unique heritage.
Arthur added: “With more routes, more sailings and more reason to travel to and from Scotland, people often forget how affordable and hassle-free a walking trip to Scotland can be.”
P&O Ferries operates ten sailings per day from Larne to Cairnryan and Troon. On board facilities include souvenirs, books, toys and games and perfume at up to 40% off high street prices. Or if you are feeling peckish, you can refuel with a freshly prepared snack or meal at Fables Restaurant or pick up a coffee and a muffin at Costa Coffee.
To be inspired by Scotland’s best walking trails visit www.visitscotland.com
For more information on all sailings and the latest P&O offers, please visit POferries.com