Why Walk in Winter?
Feel like hibernating & staying indoors at the moment?
Well me too sometimes! But actually having a reason to get out & walk during the winter months can be a crucial way to beat those winter blues.
The days are short at the moment and its important for our mental and physical health to make it outside to catch the daylight whilst its there if we can:
'Being outside in natural light can be helpful if you experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that affects people during particular seasons or times of year'
I have been walking with lots of you over this last year and although summer and spring has been such a fabulous time to get the views and see wildlife etc. I think however, we owe to ourselves to make that bit of effort to get those hats, gloves and boots on in this colder season, as the benefits are overwhelming. Along with the health benefits, there are also the social benefits as well. It's an opportunity to connect with others and share your winter stories. Sometimes I love just following a group of walkers watching them chatting away, knowing that you are deepening friendships and sharing problems.
Get out there on your own or with family/friends, but if you need a reason to actually not make excuses when its cold and easy to stay inside by the fire!, then please do book onto one of the new 'Locals Winter Group Walks', or any other event walks which will be running throughout the winter months: