6 Outdoor Adventures To Have Before The Frost Sets In

September 12, 2015

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It’s not quite cold enough to hibernate under a blanket at home yet. There’s still a few weeks left to have great outdoor adventures up close with nature. Let’s get out there and breathe the fresh air while we still can! 

Hiking/Rambling

In my previous house I lived over looking allotments which were a five minute walk from some farmer fields. I works out a circular route through the fields that turned out to be a good 5km and I would take an hour out of each day to go for a walk in the fields. Sometimes it was slippery and other times rocky and when the fields were full to bursting with their wares it was difficult to stay on the path but the silence made it all worthwhile, not to mention the joy of watching how nature changes with the seasons. If you have some hills nearby, even better, grab a pair of good trail running shoes, strap on a backpack with water and snacks and mark out a route you can visit every day to give you a break from technology, noise and people. I promise you will thank me later! Treat yo’self!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Easier than surfing but just as much fun if a bit more relaxing stand up paddle boarding has become very popular in recent years. It’s an excellent workout for your core muscles as you paddle along and stand upright on a wide board. If you live near a body of water, there is probably a SUP group nearby!

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Horse Riding

I grew up riding and nothing beats the feeling once you get the hang of balancing on the back of a flighty beast (if you’re lucky!) but not to worry if you’re going for your first riding lesson then the school will put you on a trusty old steed who’s taught many a nervous human how to enjoy horse riding and enjoy it you will. Horses are very calming beasties and very healing too. Did you know there is such a thing as Equine Assisted Therapy? Yup the beautiful beast are mystical beings that can heal your heart if you take the time to listen 🙂

Archery

Since we’ve been so much archery by badass babes in cinema lately, it’s no wonder interest in this ancient sport has reemerged. It’s well worth a lesson to see if you can do it and why not!? You never know in post-apocalyptic times it may come in handy!

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Bushcraft

This is something I’ve wanted to explore ever since one of my close friends showed me how to make a fire out of nothing but what you can forage and a bit of elbow grease, I filmed her doing it in this video. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always liked the idea of being able to fend for myself should I need to. If you don’t want to go as far as learning bushcraft, going on a foraging day is a lovely way to learn about what’s edible in your natural surroundings (and what’s not!).

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Wild Swimming

I posted about my first experience wild swimming when I spent the summer down in Cornwall last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it although I’m not a very strong swimmer. However you don’t always need to be a strong swimmer if you find a spot that isn’t open water. You’ll probably need to stick on a wetsuit at this time of year but I can guarantee you won’t regret taking a dip in the wild! It’s good for the soul believe me!

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What adventures have you been on lately? Let us know in the comments 🙂

This post was sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor.

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