The current weather situation has got pretty chilly but, when the sun is out the best thing to do on the weekend is wrap up warm, put on some thick socks and comfy shoes and head out doors! Get some fresh air and blow away the cobwebs (and germs from your colleagues at work).
Make sure you plan a route that is achievable- you can build up the distances over the coming weeks. 10,000 steps is recommended by all the health bods but this is actually almost 5 miles! Most people average 2000-3000 so we think building it up gradually is a good start OR aim for 30mins brisk walking on your lunch break with your work chums to make it fun.
When thinking about what to pack we have a few tips... Take your phone (make sure it’s charged up), a map, waterproofs, spare socks, bottle of water and some Poshcorn to keep you going! Poshcorn will fill that hunger gap but won’t add on calories when your main aim is to burn them!
Walks we love...
The Peak District Goyt Valley - walk beside the Errwood reservoir and turn uphill towards the previously grand family home Errwood Hall, abandoned when the reservoir was built, you can walk around the ruins and also see the family burial site up the hill behind the house. A little bit eerie in the woods- you might not want to stay after sun down!
Head to West Bay in Dorset and walk from West Bay to Burton Bradstock along the beautiful Jurassic coast- inspiration for Ian McEwan’s tragic novel On Chesil Beach.
Norfolk North Coast- start at Burnham Overy Staithe or Wells-next-to-the-Sea and head north through the woods to the sand dunes and a long sandy beach. Feel free to walk various distances.
Portishead to Clevedon. This is a 4 mile round trip and a rather easy walk along the coast. Step onto the pebbled beach to watch the ships cruise into the port.
Lady Mary’s Walk, just outside Crieff, Perth & Kinross. This walk is THE route for Autumnal colours and trees alongside the River Earn. Named after Lady Mary Murray who’s family owned the land in the 19th Century. The route boasts various wildlife and you can also add on a loop up Laggan Hill, which is well signposted, for views of the area.
See our best picks below for your next Autumn walk adventure...