21 March, 2021
Join Mike from Mind Over Mountains to find out how to plan a good walk, what resources are useful to plan your walk and what else might you need to consider before heading out on the hills for the day.
What essential or useful things is it advisable to pack and what do you do if it all goes wrong? With all of us looking for new ways to explore our local area, Mike will be full of route planning tips to help you take less well walked routes.
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Join Dom on the latest Outside & Active Podcast where he is joined by award-winning Endurance Adventure Athlete, Jamie Ramsay. This is the second of two parts discussing Cotswold Outdoor's #SaveOurOutdoors campaign.
Previous Outside & Active Podcast guest, Men & Mountains founder, and 'Rethinking Masculinity' author, Dan Stanley, has made the first chapter of his book freely available for Outside & Active readers.
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Walking in a winter wonderland. Snowy hills and a pub, in great company - that’s a heady and enticing combination, right there. What better way to round off a chilly amble in the Brecon Beacons, with a sojourn for a bite and a pint in the cosy ambience of the delightful Tai’r Bull pub in the heart of the Beacons.
In days gone by “taking a constitutional” summed up an outdoor jaunt perfectly. It meant taking a walk, usually post-lunch, to strengthen the natural and physical condition. Nowadays people walk and mountain hike for all manner of reasons.
If you’ve never been on a multi-day hike, then a Highlander Adventure is a great place to start. Here are five ways to get trail-ready for your first long-distance trek.
Mind Over Mountains are a mental health charity offering immediate and accessible support through therapeutic outdoor experiences.
We deliver events throughout the UK, with bursaries available to those with the most challenging lives. Ranging from one day to 2-night stays, our programmes bring together professionally guided hill-walking, mindfulness and time in the company of experienced coaches and counsellors.
We believe this time in nature, coupled with professional support is a powerful way to build resilience, talk without pressure and re-find stillness.
Restoring mental health, naturally – here’s our ingredients for sustainable change:
Holistic approach: Physical, emotional and spiritual challenges to inspire change
Developing whole-body resilience: Creating positive physical and mental behaviours to confront life’s challenges
Reconnecting with nature: Meaningful time immersed in beautiful and remote natural places
Professional support: High-quality counselling, 1-2-1 coaching, mindfulness and inspiring talks
Safe space: Building and contributing to a shared community, express yourself without pressure
Lasting change: Sustainable aftercare through self-help skills, professional and community support.