I joined the Activate group after a recommendation from a friend, and I haven’t looked back since!
I have always had a love of the outdoors, which is spurred on by my four-legged friend Molly, a bouncy and energetic springer spaniel. Frustratingly I felt restricted to where I could go walking as I didn’t have a great knowledge of different areas, and didn’t want to venture out alone and become stranded or lost. I am also an active runner (not a very fast one, but one non-the less) and found I was missing so much natural beauty by constantly road running, as I didn’t have the confidence to go off the beaten track.
Since joining Activate I have been exposed to so many different walking scenarios, be it on the canal, up a peak, round a mountain, or a local nature walk, which I would never have experienced had it not been for this group and their diverse knowledge and expertise.
I find the fun and laughter we have such an amazing stress reliever, and I sleep like a newborn baby after each walk which is priceless!
Recently Activate asked me to come on board as a volunteer, which I was thrilled to accept, and I can encourage and motivate others, whilst broadening my experiences of the great outdoors.