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  • Writer's pictureWalking the Hills

Why walk within a group?

Updated: Jun 19, 2022

Situated in Worcestershire we are surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which include the magnificent Malvern Hills. Back in 2018, I began joining hiking groups and can hand on heart say it's one of the best leaps I've ever taken. As a qualified Lowland Leader with Mountain Training, I love sharing the outdoors with others and helping to inspire others to get outside walking.

Walking is not only important for your physical health but also hugely beneficial to your mental well-being. When you walk within a group, you have the chance to socialise with others with whom you share similar interests while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views. As well as being a relaxing and sociable excursion, group walks are safer and can help walkers feel more secure, whether you’re worried about walking alone, knowing which direction you need to go in or whether you are just unfamiliar with the area. As well as being known to improve blood pressure, resting heart rate and lung function, social walkers are also significantly less depressed and more motivated in day to day life.

Our pre-booked group walks offer up to 12 individuals the opportunity to get out and embrace the outdoors leaving the navigating up to a qualified walk leader, allowing you the chance to appreciate and really explore this spectacular area. Walks are between 3-12 miles long and boast breathtaking views and tranquil scenery. When available, we also visit local cafes on our route and enjoy some refreshments while mingling with others in the group.

On my walking journey I have met some fantastic people who I consider friends for life. Whether you’re a first-time hiker or an experienced trekker, the social aspect of group walking is perfect for those from all walks of life.


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