Top five reasons for taking a walking holiday

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While many people have experienced the sheer exhilaration that a walking holiday can bring, others have not even considered the possibility of undertaking this type of vacation. After the recent …

While many people have experienced the sheer exhilaration that a walking holiday can bring, others have not even considered the possibility of undertaking this type of vacation. After the recent financial plight which gripped the world forced people to re-examine their outgoings, more affordable types of holiday gained in popularity. The walking holiday was one such type to benefit and is continuing to become ever-more popular with holidaymakers.

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  • 1. Top Five Reasons for Taking a Walking Holiday While many people have experienced the sheer exhilaration that a walking holiday can bring, others have not even considered the possibility of undertaking this type of vacation. After the recent financial plight which gripped the world forced people to re-examine their outgoings, more affordable types of holiday gained in popularity. The walking holiday was one such type to benefit and is continuing to become ever-more popular with holidaymakers. If you have never taken a walking holiday before or not even thought about doing so, here are five compelling reasons to feel the ground under your feet. 1. Greater Affordability Granted, this is perhaps not the most aesthetic or romantic of reasons why a walking holiday is the best holiday but, in today’s economic climate, the overall cost of going on holiday is a major factor in deciding where to go or what to do. While official sightseeing tours can burn a hole in your pocket, many walking holidays take in natural scenic wonders which are completely free and just as pleasant on the eye. 2. A Better Sense of Well-Being Just taking a stroll around your neighbourhood can do wonders for your sense of well-being. Now just imagine that feeling of freedom and energy multiplied ten-fold as you traverse some of the most spectacular scenic routes in the world. There really is no better way of clearing your mind of all negativity and finding a sense of inner peace than a great walking holiday. 3. Increased Fitness Levels In addition to benefits for the inner you, improvements to your physical health are pretty much assured by taking a walking holiday. While holidays which involve generally not moving very much and gorging on all manner of food and drink are great fun, so too are physically active holidays. The major difference of course is that, with a hiking holidays, you actually feel better physically afterwards. 4. Get Closer to Your Surroundings Whether on a coach tour or a self-drive holiday, you never really get to fully take in everything that surrounds you. The speed at which you travel through areas of interest prevents you from doing this of course, while actually being inside a car or coach seems to cut you off somehow from the outside. Walking puts you right in the heart of things, ensuring you do not miss a thing. 5. Enjoy Everything Walking holidays really do allow you such a sense of freedom. With no designated driver roles to worry about, everyone in your party can enjoy a drink whenever they may wish, although it is still advisable to be sensible. After all, you still need your wits about when walking down unfamiliar roads. At the same time, a hearty meal is never more enjoyable than when it comes at the end of a brisk, energetic walking session. You really feel as if you have earned it! Take a walking holiday, enjoy more of the world around you and get fit at the same time.