Blow away the cobwebs
Blowing the cobwebs away after that big Christmas lunch or going out on that time-honoured Boxing Day or New Year’s Day walk with the family, is a great way to feel refreshed after all that rich food and sitting indoors. Here are our top tips for a great festive walk in North East Lincolnshire.
Wrap up warm. Pile on the coats, scarves, hats and gloves and some sensible footwear. Being a coastal destination, it can get a bit breezy this time of year, especially if you’re planning a walk along the beach.
Get the whole family together if you can, including the kids and the dog. We have lots of walks suitable for those with prams, pushchairs and toddlers, and dog friendly walks too. Children will love to do the Dinosaur Safari or Space Walk available through the Love Exploring App, more on this go to our Love Exploring page.
Say hello to people you meet on your walk. You’ll probably see quite a few friends and neighbours, also out and about doing the same thing as you, so it’s a great way to catch up and see how folks are doing. We’re rather a friendly place in North East Lincolnshire anyway, but most people are feeling rather cheery so even strangers will speak to you!
Enjoy the scenery whilst you walk. Being minutes from coast to countryside you can choose from coastal walks such as along Fitties beach and through the Tetney Marsh Nature Reserve or walking through woods such as Bradley Woods or Weelsby Woods. We’re on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds too so have even more choice for those who want a countryside walk. For walk ideas and more check out our walking page.
Stop for refreshments along the way with a pub lunch or coffee shop stop. After all that walking and fresh air, there’s nothing better than tucking into a pub lunch or steaming cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate that you haven’t prepared for yourself.
If it’s a solitary or quiet walk you are taking, focus on your mind and body. A sensory walk takes in all five senses, one at a time. Firstly, watch the view change as objects come in and out of your vision. Next is touch. Become aware of your feet and the different surface changes like the sand on the beach or the crunch of leaves. Listen to the changing sounds around you like the birds or insects, and of course, your footsteps. Lastly, focus on the smells and tastes in the air such as the cool feel of the forest or the salty taste of the air at the beach.
Whatever kind of walk you do in North East Lincolnshire, you’re sure to enjoy it! We’d love to see your photos so please do tag us in on social media through @discovernel.
For more ideas on walking or getting out and about in our natural environment, check out the links below.