WILD HEARTED WOMAN WALKS

For the past fews years I've been putting a lot of effort into pouring over ordnance survey maps walking locally and around the UK. I have been logging all of our hikes and keeping a photographic record of each route and most importantly for me the plants, fungi and wildlife I discover along the way, at the different times of the year. Spending time outdoors has tremendous benefits to our wellbeing. The more time I spend out in the wild, the happier I am. I highly recommend everyone to get outside and go wild!

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COPPERMINE VALLEY

The Lake District is punctuated with disused mines. A historic record of past industry that breathed life in to the local communities but which have subsequently ebbed away. Explore the fells of Coppermine Valley, undulating between copper-coloured bracken, lichen carpeted rocks to barren slate, sat at the base of the Old Man of Coniston.

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FINDING FUNGI

In the summer of 2018 I travelled to the French Alps on a family holiday of downhill mountain biking, hiking and plant hunting. From wildflowers to wildlife, fresh mountain air to fungi the Tarentaise valley was teeming with diverse natural treasures. Enjoy a photographic tour of finding fungi on an alpine hike where after years of dreaming, we walked our view!

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NATURE WALKS

Thrilled to be asked to contribute to Ellen Mary's brand new Wellbeing Studio 'People Plants Wellbeing.' Over the years I have fused my love of plants with the outdoors and walking in nature has become an integral part of my life. It’s amazing how invigorating a hit of fresh air and exercise is to get our endorphins pumping. We can all feel like hibernating through winter but stick on the thermals, waterproofs and embrace the elements.

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