The generously long summer weekends are an ideal opportunity to get your friends or family together for a nice walk. To spark some inspiration of where to go, we’re sharing some of the UK’s favourite walks - as voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts.
The wonderful thing about walking outside is that it benefits both your
physical and mental wellbeing. Health experts, Bupa, explain that from a mental wellbeing perspective, the feel-good hormones that are released when you’re walking lead to improved mood, reduced
stress levels, enhanced sleep, increased energy and improved self-esteem, among many other benefits.
From a physical wellbeing outlook, walking could help keep your muscles and bones healthy, maintain healthy weight levels, and increase your cardiovascular fitness. It’s also been shown to reduce
the risk of certain health conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
So what’s not to love? Put on some supportive shoes and get walking!