Ramblers are encouraging everyone to put their best foot forward.

Get Walking Week, which runs until May 10, aims to encourage people to consider whether their journeys could be made on foot rather than in the car or on public transport.

According to a YouGov survey, 42 per cent of people in Yorkshire and the Humber would not consider walking for more than 20 minutes when planning a journey. This is higher than the national average of 34 per cent. Benedict Southworth, chief executive of the Ramblers, said: “Walking is such an easy way for people to meet the recommended guidelines of getting 150 minutes of exercise per week, so it’s really worrying that inactivity levels are so high.

“During Get Walking Week we are asking people in Yorkshire and the Humber to think about how they can walk more.

“Making short journeys on foot is an easy way to incorporate physical activity into everyday life.”

For information, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/getwalkingweek.