21 March, 2021
Ever looked at an OS Map and felt a sense of dread! Join Lizzy from Mind Over Mountains as she walks you through map reading basic.
How to choose the right map for your trip, and the differences, key symbols and even a little activity to help you remember.
Outside & Active is the home for those who love the outdoors. Our mission is to inspire, inform and educate people about being active outdoors in a fun, safe and sustainable way. We provide inspiration, kit, tech and advice on adventure, camping, climbing, cycling, hiking, running water and winter.
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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.