Getting to know your local area on foot is not just a great way to keep you healthy but it is also great for the mind. Particularly during the winter and especially this winter with the hardships of lockdown, walking is something that can help us to calm and settle the mind. Being with nature is also known to have a calming effect on the brain.
So, wrap up warm, go to shamrock gift.com for warm Aran sweaters and get out and explore the local area. Here are some great places in Gloucestershire that are perfect for a winter walk…
Minchinhampton Common – In the naturally picturesque Stroud area, this beautiful landscape is home to many rare insects and birds. The area is also full of wildflowers in the spring and summer time but is a great landscape to walk in whatever the season. Beneath the common, are the Bulwarks – these are remains of a settlement that dates back to the iron age.
May Hill – This is a prominent point that all those who live in Gloucester can see – it is nearly 1000 metres high, so is a great place to enjoy a bracing walk, which will reward you with fantastic views at the summit – the prefect place to enjoy a frosty clear winters day. You can see over the River Severn and Forest of Dean, as well as to the Black Mountains in Wales from the summit of May Hill.