Jon: I enjoy walking, hiking, getting up onto the fells, and in the last few years fell running too. For me, fell running is great because you get that adrenaline high, but also a sense of achievement when you reach the top.
Charlie: I absolutely love going walking, whether it’s with my family, my siblings, my dogs or just by myself. There’s just something special about going for a walk in the countryside. Especially autumn and spring when the weather has a special feel to it.
Walking, obviously it’s exercise and gives you endorphins which make you happy, but it’s a form of exercise you don’t know you’re doing, so not only are you doing exercise without realising you’re working hard, but you’re thinking, you’re releasing emotions. Sometimes just walking on your own, you go into this own space in your mind which you wouldn’t get to by doing anything else.
Mark: I spend an awful lot of time out walking my dog on a daily basis, and that offers a really great opportunity to see the season progress and particularly in my local forest to see the various flowers coming out. I spend quite a bit of time trail running and I’m an avid mountain biker too.
Begonia: Hiking is one of my favourite outdoor activities. I like moving fast. I like to feel at the end of the hike like I achieved that physical state. I like to feel worked out. I do like the feeling of exhaustion that the outdoors can offer to you on a long, fast hike.