Go on a Great British Walk this month

Get out into the countryside and make the most of the spectacular autumn colours

by Psychologies

go for a Great British Walk this October

As the wellbeing benefits of both exercise and being outdoors are widely known, there's no better time than autumn to get outside – with the weather still reasonably good, the trees starting to change colour and everywhere a little quieter after the busy summer season.

Throughout the month of October the National Trust is running its Great British Walk events, and as the charity boasts hundreds of miles of countryside and coastline there's bound to be an event near you that's suitable for everyone in the family. From Powys to Cambridgeshire, from Antrim to Kent, from Cumbria to Cornwall, this month will see a series of guided walks and other events through properties the Trust has selected especially for their stunning displays of autumn colour. Try one of the Trust's stunning coastal walks - you'll sleep better after all that sea air and exercise too!

You could go all out and book a walking break, but even if it's just a day you could spot seal pups on a guided coastal walk in Pembrokeshire, check out the ancient woodlands at Hinton Ampner in Hampshire, or see red squirrels at Formby or in the Lake District.

You can log on to the National Trust website to find an event near you, and for lots more inspiration on how to make the most of one of nature's most stunning seasons.

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