10 Apr Beautiful Spring Walks to enjoy this Easter
With the Spring Easter break on the horizon within the next week, now is the perfect time to schedule some ‘self care’ into your break from work or school and spend time in the great British outdoors soaking up the fresh air. We all know that walking is good for us, it is a gentle form of exercise that we can do on a daily basis whether it be walking your children to school, walking your dog or going out for a long hike – but did you also know the great benefits that walking has on our mental health? It is stated that physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed and for those who do experience depression, staying active can help the recovery process. Walking can improve your viewpoint and the way you feel about yourself, improve your self-esteem, mood and your quality of sleep, and is proven to reduce the risk of stress, anxiety and fatigue. In elderly people walking can also benefit the memory, attention span and improve their process of speed, reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
Now it is Spring the English countryside is getting a lot more colourful, flowers are blooming and the nights are getting longer – now is the perfect time to dust off your walking boots, pack your favourite refreshments and head out to explore what the great outdoors has to offer. We have put together a little guide on trails that the UK has to offer for beautiful Spring walks to enjoy either peacefully alone or with a group of family or friends.
Arthur’s Seat is a mountain at the main peak of a group of hills in the Scottish Capital of Edinburgh. It is an extinct volcano, having not erupted for 200 million years! An interesting fact about Arthur’s Seat that you may not know is that traditionally on May Day, young women climb the mountain and wash their face with water from the dew, as it is claimed to keep them looking youthful and beautiful.
If you are searching far and wide for a walk trail with a hint of history and culture, why not visit Hadrian’s Wall. With a stretch of 73 miles from coast to coast, the Northumberland trail was built to guard the wild North-West frontier of the Roman Empire. While visiting Hadrian’s Wall you can view Roman artefacts, discover the remains of forts and towers and soak up the stunning picturesque views of the rocky landscape.
A seaside town situated in Yorkshire, we are slowly making our down South with our guide. Whitby is soaked in history homing the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, The Whitby Abbey where you can tackle the count of 199 steps to follow the route that Dracula embarked on fleeing the wreckage of his ship up into the graveyard and abbey ruins up to the experience of Robin Hood’s Bay. Finish your trail in Whitby with some of the best fish and chips that a British seaside town has to offer, what’s not to love!
The Lizard provides plenty of picturesque coves and beaches in southern Cornwall. Covering 7.7 miles it is considered as a moderate level walk, whether you take on the coastal paths, Trebah Garden or the six mile walk around Loe Bar lake.
Spanning 19.3 miles Thames Path places walkers in the heart of the capital with views of Parliament, The London Eye and The Tower Bridge. It is a National Trail taking you to the Cotswold Countryside, Oxford and Hampton Court, it provides a perfect stress-free walk. With many areas to explore and stop by for a bite to eat or cheeky drink or two, it is sure to keep you busy no matter which route you embark on.
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If any of these trails from Scotland to deep down South have inspired you to get out walking and experience somewhere new, then head to our website to check out our range of walking boots providing you with the perfect accompaniment to your adventure. With extensive ranges of men’s, women’s and children’s walking boots, we have a style to suit everyone’s preference! Alternatively, give us a call today on 01670 713 344 for any help and advice that we may be able to offer.