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Get Outdoors Weekend9-10 August 2014

Ramblers launch ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’ to kick-start Commonwealth Games legacy

Ramblers Scotland is calling on everyone in Scotland to follow the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games and make a pledge to get outdoors and get active on the weekend of 9-10 August. The first ever ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’ aims to help everyone across Scotland discover the fun of getting active outdoors.

Inactivity in Scotland is a huge problem with 39% of Scots not meeting the minimum recommended level of physical activity. To create a Commonwealth Games legacy Ramblers Scotland is inviting everyone to put on their walking boots or get the bikes out of the garage and plan some time outdoors, whether with their family, alone, or with friends, over the weekend of 9-10 August. Those who make a pledge to get active and send in a photo or video showing what they did will be in with the chance of winning some great prizes!

If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to get active outdoors Ramblers Scotland has lots of ideas, from walking a part of a long distance route to hundreds of downloadable short Medal Routes walks across the country - with great prizes on offer to boot!

“We’re having a great summer of sport this year”, said Jeannie Cranfield, Games Legacy Advisor for Ramblers Scotland. We've had the excitement of the World Cup, Wimbledon, the Tour de France and soon the Commonwealth Games will be in Glasgow. But the fact is that most of us will only be taking part from the comfort of our sofas. We want people to be inspired by these events and to think about how they could be more active themselves. Our Get Outdoors Weekend aims to kick-start a legacy in Scotland of people being more active, more often.

Craigellachie, Scotland“We’re asking everyone to create an adventure for that weekend and share it with us. Whether that’s walks, bike rides, runs, swims, climbs, or events people are planning, we’re asking everyone to send us a film or a photo of themselves having fun, being active and enjoying Scotland to the full.  

Not only should everyone feel healthier and fitter after this weekend, all those that participate will be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes too!”

Find out more about Get Outdoors Weekend including lots of ideas on where to go and how to get active.