Find time a couple times a week to venture outside and take advantage of the health benefits of the outdoors. Replace time spent inside watching tv, with a bike ride or a walk to a local park. Outdoor recreation can be enjoyed alone or as a family. There’s no wrong way to get outside and there is so much to be gained by exploring the natural world.
Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. Getting outside has many positive effects, it can:
- Improve your mood
- Reduce feelings of stress or anger
- Help you take time out andfeel more relaxed
- Improve your physical health
- Improve your confidence andself-esteem
Here are some of our recommended walks below:
Temple of the Winds Hike: GU27 3BJ – OL33
- Distance: 3.2km
- Elevation: 21m
- Duration: 1 hour
- The Temple of the Winds walk is a short, relatively flat walk in the South Downs. This hike is an absolute must do for all walkers in the Sussex area, regardless of ability. From the stone bench seat halfway through the walk, you’re rewarded with some of the best views the South Downs have to offer.
Broadway and the Tower WR12 7LB – OL45
- Distance: 6.5km
- Elevation: 190m
- Duration: 2.5-3 hours
- This enchanting walk leads you through the picturesque Cotswold high street of Broadway, along historic tracks and up to the intriguing Broadway Tower with its spectacular views across the Severn Vale into Wales. The perfect chance to taste a little more of all the Cotswolds has to offer.
Caer Caradoc Hill SY6 6EE – Explorer 217
- Distance: 7.2km
- Elevation: 242m
- Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
- This moderate-level ramble takes you from the train station to the summit of Caer Caradoc and its ancient hill fort – thought to date from either the Iron Age or Late Bronze Age. It’s a stiff climb to the top, but one worth the effort for the spectacular views.
Mam Tor Walk S33 8WA – OL1
- Distance: 4.5 km
- Elevation: 200m
- Duration: 2 hours
- Mam Tor Walk is a short and family-friendly trail that is steeped in ancient history and takes in one of the Peak District’s most iconic views. Mam Tor Circular trail is great for nearly any level of hiker