Walking is a brilliant way of introducing children to the great outdoors. In today’s life children spend a lot of time indoors. Walking outside or along a given route means children become more aware of the buildings/trees etc. that they pass everyday. It helps increase their visual awareness. Walking also provides great opportunities for integration with other curriculum subjects i.e. a history trail, maths, geography etc. Walking leads to children’s independence and increases their confidence levels i.e. “I know how to walk to the shop or give directions to someone else”. By becoming interested in walking, children may encourage their parents to walk also. Walking helps children appreciate and respect their beautiful environment where they can experience at first hand leaves growing on trees and birds building nests amongst many other things.