Getting your boots on and going walking is great for your body and mind at any time of year. In winter, though, your body is working extra hard to keep you warm which means more calories are burned - useful for walking off the excesses of the festive season! Winter walking is also great for your heart because the cold weather requires more blood flow, and light exercise like brisk walking gets the heart working without damaging it. Don’t forget to make the most of the daylight hours and get that all-important Vitamin D, too.
If you fancy a challenge to get yourself moving, try taking on Pen y Fan this winter. South Wales’ highest peak offers a variety of paths to the top, and rewards you with incredible 360-degree views from its 886m summit. Remember to take provisions with you, though, as you would for any other exercise – a few snacks and enough water.
Learn more about choosing a rucksack to carry all of your essentials here.