The month of May is a time when spring has sprung, the flowers are in bloom, and the weather has begun to warm up. This means that those cold winter walks are a thing of the past, with spring allowing you to enjoy the true beauty of nature under the sun’s warming rays. Moreover, the month of May is #NationalWalkingMonth! A month meant for encouraging people all over the world to venture outside and take a few extra steps. Be it for health reasons, to enjoy the wonderful world we live in or simply an alternative form of transport; walking is a fantastic exercise. If you want to make the most of your walks this spring, we’ve got 5 ways to make your walk more exciting whilst on your glamping holidays 2017:
1. Go on a geocaching walk
Geocaching is a fantastic way to explore, as it can often take you down a route that you may not have otherwise found! For those who don’t know, Geocaching is a GPS fuelled treasure hunt, which can be found in locations all over the world! Through the smartphone app you can track down the caches and log your finds. Many of these treasures are part of a trail so you can embark on a lengthy journey in the local area. You can even create your own caches for others to find which makes the whole experience even more exciting. There are millions to be found, so why not take a look and see if there are any Geocaches in your local area?
2. Wildflower walks
There is no better time to head off on a wildflower walk than spring, as the flowers are in full bloom. Offering a sense of vibrancy and beauty, the wildflowers will transport you to a different world where you can enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Head off alone or with a friend with a guide book and you can see how many of the little beauties you can identify! Why not make this a regular occurrence and record your travels? Take photographs of each variety of flower you see and record the location, you can then have the photos printed and fashion them into a diary or journal to look back on in the future!
3. Audio walk
It is good to take a little time out from the stress of your everyday life now and then, take some time to relax and immerse yourself into a different world of calmness. A walk is a perfect way to do this, as the magic of certain locations can have you feel as if you’ve walking through a fairy tale. Why not take this a step further though? Although there are many beautiful sounds to enjoy within nature, listening to an audio book on your walk will help to spur you on and immerse yourself fully in the fairy tale or story. You can make your audio walk last as long or short as you like as you listen to the story that plays into your ears! You’ll barely even realise that you’re exercising if you pick a real ‘page turner’.
4. Romantic wanders
For the most romantic of walks, it is best to venture out an hour before sunset or at sunrise. The soft lighting and pastel tones set the scene for a romantic novel as you walk hand in hand with your loved one. If it is a special occasion, why not bring along a picnic and bottle of bubbles? As you stroll through the wonders of nature, be sure to keep an eye out for the perfect picnic spot (preferably one with a view of the sun) and then you can fully relax and forget about your daily worries and simply enjoy each others company and the stunning views.
5. Take a hike
Take on a new hiking challenge for a change of scenery to make your walks a little more interesting. A hike takes a little more dedication than a short walk, with a little preparation needed and some supplies, but they are certainly worthwhile! As it is National Walking Month, there’s no better time to try something new, so pick out a route nearby and get exploring! Whether you choose to hike through mountainous terrain or coastal paths, the plethora of sights and experiences that await you will provide a memory you’ll never forget.