An insight into an anxious mind. The mountains being the only place I felt I was able to go free from anxiety – the only door open to me. Continue reading The only door that stayed open…. led to the mountains
A quick guide to staying safe in the mountains. Continue reading Be safe. Be Prepared
A story of best friends meeting in the mountains. Continue reading A mountain of friendship
An honest piece about battling body image whilst doing a sport you love. Continue reading You need strong legs for hiking! The walker’s body dilemma…
My introduction to hiking maybe differs from some. Most people get into hobbies because of family influence/what you have grown up doing. I wish that was the case for me. I’m not going to hide the fact that I am … Continue reading The black sheep of the family….a hiker against all odds.
To any outdoor enthusiast, the feeling of being ‘caged up’ is a difficult one. But what happens when you feel like your mental health depends on it? I have suffered from depression and anxiety since I can remember; over the last few years’ medication has helped me control a lot of my anxiety, but so has the outdoors! The silence phenomenon I’m not sure if this is the same for all hikers, but all the noise, questioning, billeting that goes on inside your own head falls completely silent when you take that first step. Some people go walking because … Continue reading Caging the ‘uncageable’ – Keeping sane during lockdown
Hello! My name is Amy (if you haven’t yet guessed) and this is my first ever blog. I was looking for a platform where I could candidly discuss all things important to me: hiking and mental health. There is a common phrase ‘nature is the best therapy’ and I truly believe it, and with lockdown, I guess it’s proving a big challenge to those to take that phrase down to the letter. I am also here to share some of my ‘photography’ aka pictures I have taken whilst walking, and some poetry I have written over the years. My poetry probably … Continue reading Welcome…