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"Walking helps me clear my mind": A guest blog from Carpenter, Simon

22 January 2021

Health and Wellbeing |

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A guest blog from Simon, a Carpenter on Trivallis’ Voids and Planned Maintenance Team.

For me, walking and getting outside in nature is an opportunity to relax and clear my mind. I am able to notice the change in seasons and the impact it has on the local environment where I live. I make my daily walks suit what I fancy, easy or more challenging depending how I feel.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, walking from my home has become the new norm. I take simple walks around my village and also walk to local hill tops like Pen Pych and the Bwlch mountains.

I would urge everyone to make sure they get some fresh air.

Walking gives families time to get outside and burn off some energy and spend quality time together, enjoying nature and also thinking of the positive impact it has on your mental health, wellbeing and helping to improve your overall physical and mental resilience.

For three days over Christmas I challenged myself to stay local & stay safe whilst also tackling the Bwlch mountain Nantymoel side, Bwlch mountain Cwmparc side and Pen Pych mountain Blaenrhonnda. Also took a stroll up the ‘W’ Treorchy/ Pentre.

It was a great way to get outdoors, burn off some energy and get some much needed fresh air.

As part of Trivallis’ Week of Wellbeing we have shared a number of ways you can take in some fresh air to boost your mood. Whether you want to take a local hike, find routes that are accessible for wheelchairs or prams, or want to try a different way of getting outdoors that doesn’t involve walking.

Please ensure you follow the latest Government Guidance at all times to play your part to keep Wales safe.