We all know that being active is good for our health and wellbeing – both physical and mental – but many of us are living increasingly sedentary lives. Being active in the natural world offers many opportunities, activities which might not feel like exercise – especially good for those who do not like traditional sports. Evidence also shows that people tend to exercise for longer when outdoors than when in a gym.
How we can help you to get active:
- Take part in our conservation work parties: our work parties are physically active (to varying degrees). Have a look at our volunteering page to see when our work parties take place.
- Take a guided walk: have a look at our events page to see what guides walks are taking place.
- Explore the reserves through our self-guided nature trails: explore at your own pace your local reserve. Details are available for each reserve including walking routes/trails, access information, whether dogs are allowed, and what to look out for. Visit our reserves page here or why not download our Ant Hill Trail.
- Create and maintain your own wildlife garden: be active in your own garden and make it wildlife friendly with our top tips.
- Use our explorer packs: From our centres pick up a pack to help you explore the area with a range of activities, including the snorkel trail and the seashore explorer packs.
- Take the snorkel trail at Kimmeridge: Between May and September follow the self-guided snorkel trail - see details here.
- Enjoy some therapeutic gardening: take part in the Greengage Project a therapeutic horticulture project.