Walking is a great way to reconnect with nature and keep us fit and healthy. It can also provide that all important time out, even if it's just a few minutes. The cooler winter air will help blow the cobwebs away, making you feel refreshed and ready to face the day ahead. And the best bit? It's free!
Make walking more fun
If the thought of a winter walk doesn't sound too appealing, check out our ways to make things a bit more interesting.
1. We teamed up with Go Jauntly to bring you some amazing walking routes. Why not download the iOS app to find a walk and enjoy winter’s stark beauty, discovering nature near and far? You can follow a picture led walking route and upload your own jaunts to share with friends and the community too.
2. Listen to your favourite music or poems while walking. Put your headphones on and pick your favourite album - you’ll be surprised how far you can walk when getting lost in the lyrics! Stuck for ideas? Listen to the calming tracks below, which we compiled with Nature Nurture CIC, to really connect with your surroundings. If you're feeling brave you can sit or lie beneath a tree for the Treelaxation track!
(Author: Claire Dyer)
3. Many of us lead busy lives that can make finding time to go for a walk difficult. Why not give it a go at midday? Getting outside at lunchtime can be a great way to break up the day and allow you to fit in that walk. To exercise your mind as well as your body, test your knowledge of trees and check your findings with our Tree ID app.