Last week we asked you to share your Step Count discoveries with us. Whether it was a park you hadn’t explored before, an unusual mural you’d come across on your lunchtime walk, or a scenic walking commute home, we asked you to send a photo of your favourite hidden gems.

Joy, from team The Mobile Libraries, sent in the winning picture of Garnethill Park in Glasgow, which she discovered on her way home from a visit to Tenement House. Joy said “I vaguely knew it was there but had never taken the time to explore it properly. A quiet space in the city centre.”

Step Count Discoveries

Crystal, from team Lady TENar, won a runner up prize for a statue she found in the grounds of Dumfries House. Crystal said “Went looking for this statue at Dumfries house estate, in Cumnock Ayrshire, and found in middle of woods in grounds.”

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Lesa, from team Wight Watt Walkers, also won a runner up prize with her photo of a new building at Heriot-Watt University. Lesa said, “A glimpse of the new GRID (Global Research, Innovation and Discovery) building at Heriot-Watt University seen from one of the many woody paths at work. Even my rubbish phone camera can’t disguise the beautiful colours!”


We received some great entries, and a big congratulations to all the winners. The final few weeks of the Step Count Challenge are the perfect opportunity to go out for a walk and explore your local area, or perhaps visit some of the hidden gems listed above. Just remember, in the words of Dorothy from team On Shift, “It’s dangerous out there…”

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