Friday, 21 May 2021

4 reasons to take the family on a hike this summer

Hey readers,

A good thing to do for a family day out is to take a hike somewhere in nature whether it be through fields, up mountains, or longer trips overnight.  

There are many good reasons why you should consider going hiking with your family. Below I discuss the positives of hiking with the family down below.

4 reasons to take the family on a hike this summer

Before we get into the reasons for hiking a quick look at the Oxford dictionary defines hiking as, the activity of going for long walks, especially across the country. So what the benefits you are asking? well...

1. Appreciate nature. 

When being surrounded by nature you can really appreciate the beauty it has to offer. Just the simple act of walking through nature and breathing in the clean air can be so good for the soul.

 If you live in an urban area it can be a pleasant change to see a setting that is all about nature. Getting connected with nature can make you appreciate natural beauty. 

2. Free.

Most places in the countryside are free to walk about (though do check before you head out that it is allowed for the public to walk on). It is a great form of exercise to do with the family. 

3. Building self confindce.

When you regularly take up hiking it can help build your confidence as you get past the challenges  - through building strength through working your muscles and having the resilience to go on long journeys though you may not be used to them. 

3.  Available for everyone.

Hiking is accessible for everyone, young or old anyone can do it as long as they are willing to take on the challenge. It is fantastic to do with the whole family as you are working together through the hike and encouraging each other when difficult times occur.

 It is also an opportunity to do something together and create memories. During hikes, it allows you to be switched off from modern life and can give you the chance to talk and learn about each other along with bonding more. 

4.  Minimal equipment.

With hiking, you don't really need much equipment as long as you know ow the route you are taking and have some decent footwear you are ready to go and explore the countryside with your family. 

Do you like hiking with the family? Have I missed out on any benefits of hiking together with the family? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

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  1. We used to take our kids for hikes when they were young. they called them "death marches"! :)

  2. Great post! I'm planning to take a trip to Pen Y Fan and do that 5-hour round-trip trek. But I am looking for shorter treks for the family x #PoCoLo

  3. I love this! I have hiked my way through the pandemic and it has been wonderful! #PoCoLo

  4. We absolutely love hiking - being out in nature brings so much calmness to the soul and our kids love exploring the great outdoors #mischiefandmemories

  5. We love going out on a hike together as a family - being outside and in nature always makes us feel better and it's a great way of getting some exercise too. #MischiefandMemories

  6. I bet however much they disagree they love it really - we always did! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  7. Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.

  8. Anything that gets my kids outdoors I am completely up for! Being outside is such a tonic for the soul #MischiefandMemories

  9. I would call our hikes walks instead of hiking as it sounds and is less organised! Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories

  10. Love this post! These are all fab reasons for getting everyone out and about. We haven't been on any good walks in ages... but have lots of plans for the coming months. Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories

  11. We love getting out and about for a walk and exploring different places. We can't quite manage a decent hike yet, little legs still get too tired!

    Katrina x

  12. Nice - I think 'family walks' have become a more popular since all these lockdowns have been happening. #KCACOLS

  13. Lovely post, agree with all of these :) We just need to build our two's stamina up a bit - atm we only manage walks rather than hikes. Now is not the time though as one has a broken leg! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS :)

  14. I love going for walks in nature with my family, and it's something we do often. But we rarely do proper hikes. Most of our walks are less than an hour, often less than half hour. Still connects us with nature and gives us the positives of fresh air etc! I wouldn't mind going for some much longer walks, but the other two here are a bit more reluctant, ha! x #KCACOLS