A walking stick with a built-in camera attachment has this week been announced by Manfrotto as part of its new u2018Off roadu2019 collection.

Photographers can convert the walking stick into a monopod by removing the top cap and screwing their camera to the pole.

The walking stick/monopod (pictured above) is built to carry gear weighing up to 2.5kg and has a maximum height of 132.5cm.

When closed it measures 59.5cm.

The walking sticks come as a pair, priced £79.95, one of which features the camera attachment.

The range also includes a £120 tripod, the lightest in Manfrotto’s line-up at 650g.

The Off road range is aimed at active photographers in search of ‘compact and lightweight’ gear for use outdoors, according to Manfrotto.