Walking is good for you!
Getting outside and walking is good for our physical and mental well-being. You take a walk in the countryside, on a beach or coastal path or even on a town trail taking in the historic buildings. Health experts highly recommend moderate exercise with little risk of physical injury.
There’s an app for that
Many phone apps can monitor your walking, and Apple has built-in their Health app, which I find helpful to measure how much I walk. Another app I use is Active 10, which tells me how many 10 minute units of brisk walking I have done compared to slower steps.
How to find a walk
There are many footpaths here in the UK, and it can be expensive to buy books and guides to find routes to walk. An Internet search will find many websites with walks that have been recommended and reviewed.
Here are two websites that you will find helpful. The first is Walking Britain, which currently has over 2200 walks to enjoy. Another website is UK Walking Routes pulls into its database, walks from other websites and is searchable by UK country and county. Both are an excellent starting point to find walks, and of course, you can print your route before you set off to make sure you don’t get lost. I always advise you to print the walking should you encounter problems with technology.
If you have any favourite websites or apps for finding walking routes, please share them in the comments section. I would love to know.
As we are now approaching summer and of course better weather and longer daylight hours I hope to share some of my walks with you on my YouTube Channel, Roland’s Travels. If you’re not a subscriber to my channel please do and if you already are - thank you!
I have exciting news to share: You can now read Roland’s Travels in the new Substack app for iPhone.
With the app, you’ll have a dedicated Inbox for my Substack and any others you subscribe to. New posts will never get lost in your email filters, or stuck in spam. Longer posts will never cut-off by your email app. Comments and rich media will all work seamlessly. Overall, it’s a big upgrade to the reading experience.
The Substack app is currently available for iOS. If you don’t have an Apple device, you can join the Android waitlist here.