Benefits of Walking in Nature
David Robinson | Reach Out Adventures;
interviewed by Nicola Stanton | Creative Programmes Development Manager
Being fit & healthy doesn’t always mean long hours spent in the gym!
May is National Walking Month, with many organised walks, wheelchair rambles and tours happening all over the country. Staying mobile, strong and independent is important to many and accessibility to these opportunities is an integral part of our Sensory Traveller Experiences. We are delighted to be partnering with David Robinson of Reach Out Adventures to offer these opportunities as part of our sensory integration accessible holidays.
“Hiking is a popular way of being active outdoors especially during the summer. It has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air and the sounds and smells of nature.” David
Although Hiking may not be everyone’s cup of tea and isn’t always accessible to everyone, we are working with David to ensure that if this type of exploration is for you, you not only have the opportunity but also have an experience that matches your ability in a beautiful environment.
"Walking can be accessible & flexible"
“Walking can be accessible and flexible, it’s a cheap way to exercise and an effective way to elevate your mood and if desired – manage weight. Regular walking will improve performance of the heart, lungs and circulation, as well as reduce high blood pressure. As well as the physical benefits there are social benefits when out exploring the great outdoors, through meeting others and connecting to nature.” David
Walking with a guide is a great way to begin, you have the experience of exploring, whilst knowing that you are with someone who knows the best routes for your ability. Across the destinations offered by Sensory Traveller there are many beautiful locations and varying degrees of accessibility depending upon individual needs. The psychological benefits are also numerous!
“Hiking maybe more powerful than we realise, it helps us cope by helping de-stress amongst nature. It ‘heals’ our brains, helps us concentrate, makes us more creative and can help treat depression.
Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United Kingdom and offers so many benefits for mind and body. It’s the perfect activity to meet new people and socialise with friends or family whilst keeping active. Not only is it a very rewarding activity but offers a great sense of achievement for all levels of experience, age and abilities.” David
We are delighted to be working with David, and look forward to exploring the world with you all.