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Your favourite walking spots

Last week we asked you to share your favourite places for an autumn stroll. Here, we annouce the winner, featured alongside some of our favourite entries.

Published: 17/11/2022

The winner of our week 2 competition is Sandy from North Lanarkshire Council, whose favourite walking spot is Drumpellier Country Park, near Coatbridge. Sandy told us "I have been going to this place since I was a child and briefly worked here with the Park Rangers when I left school. It has amazing walks through woodland and along the loch side. The woodland has amazing trees and if you are quiet it is amazing how many red deer are living and grazing, in the summer the woodland changes with life in the trees and on the ground, and then transforms in the winter with the leaves falling and then if the temperature drops you can see the frozen cob webs on trees."

Jessie from Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) told us about Alva Glen. "It is very close to my house so really accessible to me. It is like a wee hidden gem though, so is always quiet and peaceful. It is a lovely walk surrounded by trees and follows the burn through a series of stunning waterfalls." Jessie said.

Kerryn from team Buddy's Little Steppers sent us this stunning photo of Aberdeen beach, and told us that this is "where my girlfriend and I walked all the time during lockdown - it kept us sane during a crazy time. I've done many sea dooks/runs and this is where I walk to see the sunrise/sunset".

Susan, from team Strides Ahead, told us about Dawsholm Park in Glasgow. "Our dog is elderly now and has problems with his mobility. However Dawsholm Park is his 'happy place' and so he likes to be taken there as much as possible. Lots of mud and interesting things to smell, chew and chase in Dawsholm Park!"

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to submit their favourite walking spot, and don't forget to keep an eye on our email updates for more chances to win by taking part in our weekly competitions.