Andrew Crombie, Aggregates Operations Manager in Scotland is actively participating in the CEMEX UK Pedometer challenge as captain of his team, and is certainly setting the pace.
His early morning boundary walk at Cambusmore quarry adds 7,500 steps to his daily average of about 18,000. It also provides a perfect chance at this time of year to see amazing wildlife.
Foxes playing and feeding, Roe Deer by the dozens, an otter slipping in and out the river, frogs and toads by the bucket loads, hares and incredible range of birdlife.
There are Dippers, Goldeneyes, Goosanders and many ducks, and in the woods Goldcrests and woodpeckers and on the Gart Loch Osprey fishing beside Commorants and swans. Buzzards and red kites circle above to add to the enjoyment.
He also takes a 30 minute stroll at lunchtime and a rural walk of an hour in the evening to achieve his daily target. He says he sleeps better and is delighted to be losing weight at the same time!