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Queensland Walks Month aims to put Queenslanders on the path to health and wellbeing.

Family walking to promote Queensland Walks month.

Anyone who loves to walk, run, roll or stroll is encouraged to share their stories during Queensland Walks Month in August.

Queensland Walks Month is a free community celebration of walking in Queensland starting 1 August.

This year Queensland Walks is inviting Queenslanders to become local Community Walking Correspondents.

The correspondents will share their stories of walking in their local neighbourhoods or regions.

Queensland Walks Executive Officer Anna Campbell said the month celebrated the places and people who regularly walked and highlighted why it provided physical and mental health benefits to Queenslanders.

“We’ve been so excited to see Queenslanders register or recommended to become a community voice for walking in their region,” Ms Campbell said.

“We’ve had walking correspondents from Cairns, Townsville and from south east Queensland, but we’re on the hunt for a correspondent from western and central Queensland who walks, runs, rolls or strolls. “

Ms Campble said walking was the most popular form of recreational activity in Queensland.

“Queenslanders have always appreciated a good walk and the pandemic prompted renewed interest in walking, for transport, for health and for the environment,” she said.

“People use walking as a free and fun way to stay active with their friends and families and support their physical and mental wellbeing.

“Residents are noticing their places for walking more, and are asking more from local authorities to prioritise walking infrastructure like footpaths and safe crossings.

“Walk Month promotes the value of walking for the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders and recognises the importance of making walking safe and accessible for all ages and abilities in local neighbourhoods.”

Ms Campbell said Queensland Walks would be hosting walks and joining walking activities across Queensland in August.

“We encourage those who walk alone, in groups or to work, to school or for social or health reasons, and everyone who appreciates the benefits of a good walk, to share their local walking experiences on social media by tagging Queensland Walks and using #QldWalksMonth,” she said.

“By bringing the walking community together we can improve the conditions and profile of walking in Queensland, identify the value and importance of walking and create more walkable places which will mean more Queenslanders walking more.”

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