The theme for this year's Paths for All National Networking Event was My Active Community. To mark the occasion we launched a photo competition. We asked our walking and path network groups and other partners to go for a walk and take a photo to capture the essence of their active community.
The judges spent a long time sifting through the entries, and choosing just 12 photographs for the shortlist was a real challenge. However, we made a selection and we are delighted to annouce that our delegates at the Networking Event voted for the winner and runners-up. Thank you to all who entered and voted and well done to the following (you can see the entire shortlist including the winners below):
Winner: West Highland Way by Amanda Eleftheraides
Runner Up: Nethy Bridge by Jane Cox
Runner Up: Better 4 Walking by Philip Hardy
West Highland Way by Amanda Eleftheriades (winner)
This photo shows two walkers from the Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol's Walk and Talk group enjoying a walk along the West Highland Way on a perfect summer's day.
Nethy Bridge by Jane Cox (runner up)
Two members of the Nethy Bridge WTH Group walking and chatting in Dell Woods.
Better 4 Walking by Philip Hardy (runner up)
The Better 4 Walking group in Annandale and Eskdale know how to dress for the weather and local terrain!
Duchess Wood by Norman Rodger
This photograph of the Helensburgh Walking for Wellbeing Group captures a frosty walk through the woods. The group is totally volunteer led and has been walking every Tuesday since 2006.
Beetle on Orchid by Colin Thomson
Colin took this stunning close-up of a beetle whilst walking at Jericho Loch in Dumfries. Colin is a Walk Leader with the Nithsdale Walking Works Network.
Building Sand Castles by David Hughes
This photo catches Dundee's Multicultural Family Walking Group having some fun at the seaside. Their programme consists of a 30 minute health walk and an activity that all the family can enjoy.
Braveheart Project by Jean Sproul
Once a month the Braveheart walking group head off in their minibus to a different location to add variety to their walks. This is a photo of the group enjoying a walk in the sunshine at Palacerigg Country Park.
One Foot Forward by Paul Cairney
Paul took this photo of the Stirling Walking Network on an evening walk from Stirling University to the River Forth.
Age Is No Barrier! by Lindsay Millar
Age is no barrier to the Helensburgh and District Access Trust and Helensburgh Round Table members as they collaborate to move heavy larch beams to a new site for a bridge on the Three Lochs Way.
Muir of Ord Environmental Group by Philip Waite
All hands on deck as volunteers of Muir of Ord Environmental Group repair an old boardwalk.
Walking at Work by John Hutchison
Staff from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde's Public Health Resource Unit fit a lunchtime walk into their day.
Headway Walkers by Simon Glen
The Headway Walkers enjoying a walk round Glasgow Green.