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15 May 2013

National Walking Month

Even the shortest of walks can become a great adventure when children are involved and with May being National Walking Month it's time to pop on your footwear and head outside!

We do quite a lot of walking as a family, more so since getting our dog Spartan last January. It used to always feel like a chore but when you discover places you never knew existed, picturesque scenery and wildlife it is thoroughly enjoyable and something I would recommend for all families to take part in. You can have great fun playing in the British countryside - it's beneficial to both your health and happiness!

Our most regular and favourite walk is in the local fields. They are basically on our doorstep and they are ideal for football, kite flying and exploring! There is a small wooded area that has beautiful views and is usually damp and muddy for the Mini Mes to squelch about it wearing their wellies! On the other side we have the back of a large factory where we all take a guess at how many trailers will be parked up while we play fetch with the dog in the grass, make daisy chains and keep watch for rabbits. Further along there are huge hills to climb in an old off-roading track and lots of puddles to splash about in. It's usually very peaceful here and you can really unwind with the fresh air while getting some exercise in too.

Walking isn't always just about where you go, it's more about what you do and who you are with.
It's a great way to bond with family.

With another bank holiday on the way why not check out your local forest, park or woods and get outdoors for some family fun.

More information on walking and family fitness can be found here and here.

AXA PPP healthcare are holding a live chat where health nurse Kamilla Doughery will be on hand to answer your baby and child allergy questions that you may have regarding the great outdoors. The chat will take place on the AXA PPP healthcare website on Wednesday 29th May at 11-1pm.
You can leave a question in advance here.

We've asked "What natural products can you use to help reduce/prevent hay fever?" which will hopefully help both the Mr and the kids in the future!

You can also pop over to the AXA PPP healthcare Facebook page where you can get more information on family fitness and walking throughout the month:

Do you have a favourite walk?

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  1. Lovely blog, fab pics!

    I enjoy walking also, but sadly we've not got many places to walk around that are local as such. But we've still got something :)

    You've inspired me to get my walking shoes on this weekend, and my camera out. Thanks! x

  2. fantastic pictures! i love the flood grass one! xx

  3. I couldn't agree more! Spending some quality time with the family on a lovely walk is a great way to have fun, explore and keep healthy. Thanks for linking up your post to Country Kids.

  4. Walks are fantastic fun especially with children when you stop and really take everything in! We try to do it together as a family whenever we can and have a few favourites with our wee man at Mugdock Park, Pollok Country Park and others a bit further afield here in Scotland! The great thing is not having to go far to experience the outdoors!


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