Brits consider anything more than a 30 minute walk to be ‘too far’ to do on foot

Brits consider anything more than a 30 minute walk to be ‘too far’ to do on foot, according to research.

In a study of 2,000 adults, 40 per cent admitted they would not be willing to walk more than a mile to get somewhere, opting for an alternative form of transport instead.

A further 74 per cent have been put off walking somewhere simply because it was raining, while temperatures below five degrees Celsius will see the average adult hop in a car instead.

Similarly, four in 10 are more likely to take a lift rather than climb just one flight of stairs – with four flights being the most the average adult would tackle.

However, there are of course people who struggle to walk and can benefit from some great Motability schemes which allow people to swap part or all of their mobility allowance for a lease on a brand new car.

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