People can enjoy walks around East Suffolk towns and win prizes as they enjoy the sights and improve their wellbeing.

Lowestoft, Bungay, Beccles, Halesworth and Southwold are featuring in an East Suffolk Explorer Walking Challenge, with participants encouraged to walk a minimum of 20 minutes a day and collect digital badges at key milestones.

East Suffolk Council has teamed up with community-based walking app, Go Jauntly, this August with a varied selection of 11 different routes, including ones called Lowestoft Town Trail, Bungay Town Trail, a Short Tour of Beccles, the Around Halesworth Town Trail and Southwold Town Trail.

The August challenge is the second of its kind, with the first explorer initiative running last October in east Suffolk.

Katie Graham, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for communities, leisure and tourism said: “It’s great to join up with Go Jauntly again for the second East Suffolk Explorer Walking Challenge.

“Almost two thirds of those who completed the challenge said it had encouraged them to walk more.

"It’s really encouraging to know that those people are being more active; maintaining their physical health and mental wellbeing, while also taking advantage of our beautiful surroundings here in East Suffolk and making journeys they may otherwise have taken by car.”

The East Suffolk Explorer challenge runs throughout August on the Go Jauntly app.

After signing up to the challenge via the app, each participant can choose from walks or trails to explore, while logging their steps and unlocking digital badges along the way.

Weekly prize draw winners will receive Go Jauntly premium subscriptions and leisure centre vouchers, while grand prize winners will get a fitness tracker and a pair of VIP tickets for the Tour of Britain.

Challengers must be residents of East Suffolk and provide an accurate postcode on the app to be eligible to win prizes.

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