Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and this past year we have seen new and exciting trends emerge determining how we prefer keep fit.
Home working, home schooling and being denied access to many of our usual leisure activities has encouraged us to become a bit more creative, especially when it comes to getting much-needed fresh air and exercise. Travel restrictions and the rise of the staycation is also inspiring more of us to explore the amazing scenery the UK has to offer.
These factors have caused walking to become more popular than ever. Simple and free, a brisk walk is one of the easiest ways to lose weight and improve your overall health, from your heart to your mood, the benefits of taking a regular walk are amazing.
Walking is an exercise for everyone too, in a recent survey 81% of millennials stated they would consider taking up hiking as a hobby and 68% of all people surveyed chose walking as their activity preference.
I feel sure that regular walking has contributed to my recovery (from breast cancer) and done lots for my well-being.
There has never been a better time to join the walking revolution
We have been supporting walkers, hikers and trekkers for over 20 years, providing them with a huge number of destinations to choose from and matching their experience with the right level of challenge.
From once in a life-time trips to locations including Everest Base Camp, the Inca Trail, Kilimanjaro and the Great Wall of China trek to new locations such as the Grand Canyon, we have helped supporters to walk the walk and reach their goals. Take a look at our events calendar, perhaps you’ll find something for yourself in 2022.
But for the time being we’re all looking closer to home, and that’s just fine, some of the greatest treks on earth are closer than you think. From the UK’s greatest landmarks and world heritage sites such as Hadrian’s Wall to the beautiful Jurassic Coast, walk up Ben Nevis, conquer the 3 Peaks Challenge or maybe Snowdon at Night. All of these treks are open and available to book for 2021!
Sports Ambassador Karen recently completed 36 miles of the Jurassic Coast. Having recently undergone treatment, she talks about her love of walking and the benefits it has on both her mental and physical health (make sure you have subtitles on due to poor sound quality in places):
Hike in 2021
Who could argue that time spent outdoors with friends, family and pets isn’t time well spent? This September we are delighted to welcome you back to our own Breast Walk Ever, taking place in Oxfordshire on the 5th September 2021.
The Breast Walk Ever is a mesmerising walk down the river Thames taking in the very best parts of beautiful Oxfordshire. With a variety of distances to choose from, it has been created with inclusivity in mind, welcoming all ages and abilities. The route has been revised this year so returning walkers get a new experience, with the finish line now in Abingdon.
The safety of participants, volunteers and staff is our primary concern and numbers will be limited to help us to ensure the Breast Walk Ever is safe event complying with all of the necessary COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.
All proceeds from the Breast Walk Ever support research into secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Contact us today for more information on any of these walks or treks.