YP Letters: Walking regularly brings many kinds of rewards

From: MJ Thompson, Doncaster.

FURTHER to the article by Hunter Davies on the benefits of regular walking (The Yorkshire Post, August 30). I have owned a dog for most of my adult life and this is one way of making sure that you do get out daily.

Also, along with work colleagues, I have regularly walked in the Dales and the Peak District. I sometimes walk solo, with my cocker spaniel, and these are very rewarding days.

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We have seen some wondrous sights over the years including dramatic scenery, memorable weather conditions and sightings of numerous type of wildlife.

Since retiring, I still walk with two of my old work friends and sometimes, when we are sitting leaning against a dry-stone wall, I can almost hear the tune from Last of the Summer Wine playing in the background.

From: Norman Armistead, Cayton, Scarborough.

I READ the article by Hunter Davies with interest as I was planning to walk the Dales Way. Even though, with Wainwrght, I am far from being athletic, I have completed several national trails over the years, but this is one I must walk before I hang up my boots. It is 78 miles long, and as I recently marked my 78th birthday, it is a challenge I cannot resist – one mile for each year of my life!