Tag: outdoors

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5 reasons why walking is good for physical and mental wellbeing

It’s official: nature is good for you. In fact, according to England’s Chief Medical Officer in 2010: “If a medication existed which had a similar effect to physical activity, it would be regarded as a “wonder drug” or a “miracle cure”’. But nature isn’t just a remedy for a healthy body, it also nurtures a healthy mind.  Going to the outdoors boosts our self-esteem, … Read More 5 reasons why walking is good for physical and mental wellbeing

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Looking back on 2017 and plans for 2018

A Happy New Year to you! As I look out of the window this afternoon heavy rain is falling on already waterlogged ground.  The fire’s on and instead of being outside I’m spending some time reviewing last year’s outdoor and blogging activities and looking ahead to what might be in store for 2018. 2017 – The ups Looking back at some of my most … Read More Looking back on 2017 and plans for 2018

10 best outdoor films on Netflix

  Let’s face it, Christmas TV is rubbish.  Stuffed with random repeats and prime-time ‘blockbusters’ we’ve all seen many times the schedules are hardly worth browsing these days.  As Springsteen once said: 57 channels (and nothin’) on. But over on Netflix there’s a refreshing range of indie films and documentaries that never make it on to the main channels. So if you find Christmas TV tedious … Read More 10 best outdoor films on Netflix

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Top 10 Places to see Wildlife in Scotland

Over 1.1 million people take a trip to Scotland to see wildlife each year, with 58% of visitors citing scenery and landscape as their top reason for choosing Scotland as a holiday destination. With a rich diversity of landscapes, 790 islands and 6,200 miles of coastline, Scotland is home to a wide range of wildlife.  From whale and dolphin watching t0 viewing eagles and … Read More Top 10 Places to see Wildlife in Scotland