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Get walking during May, urges MP Greg
8:00am Friday 9th May 2014 in News
An MP is urging residents to enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors during National Walking Month.
Keen walker Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem, Leeds North West) has marked the occasion by tabling a motion of support in Parliament. The Living Streets National Walking Month campaign aims to inspire people to use their cars less, and walk more, throughout May.
Mr Mulholland, a member of the Long Distance Walkers’ Association, said: “Making that simple choice to walk instead of driving is a fantastic and easy way to get some exercise.
“Walking is a great mood lifter and helps you to relieve stress. “I am a keen hill walker and have recently walked the Wharfedale Three Peaks challenge, but I equally enjoy strolls in Golden Acre Park, on Woodhouse Ridge, around Yeadon Tarn and on Otley Chevin with my family.”