Have you ever wanted to try a fun way of keeping fit, exploring the great outdoors and meeting new friends?
If this is on your bucket list, then this article is for you.
There are many ways to keep fit, but one of the easiest and most accessible ways to do this is to become a member of a local hiking group. Walking is as good as a gym workout in maintaining a healthy body and mind. However, instead of attending the same tedious gym sessions, why not take a hike? Every day when you go for a walk, you can visit several places of interest.
With a local club, you can attend organised hikes that are often educational as well as keeping you fit.
The Great Outdoors
A walk or hike can take place anywhere, even around the local area where you live. Visit the streets and shops that you do not usually encounter in your day to day life. Also, if you are just beginning, then this can be a great introduction to hiking. When you eventually join a hiking club, you will be much fitter and able to sustain some of the long-distance walks. These can take in the best scenery that nature can offer such as forests, lakes, valleys, rivers and the abundance of wildlife and fauna on offer in the countryside.
Want to Meet New Friends?
Hiking clubs and associations are an excellent way of making new friends and meeting people who share your love for walking. Many of these clubs arrange social events where members can mingle and form new relationships. These could be anything from a trip to a local restaurant or a pub-crawl where you can sample the best beers and beverages with other members. Often such clubs end their walks at a local cafe or pub so you and your new-found friends can chill out after the day’s exertions.
Why not join now and cross this off your bucket list?