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Ramblers wellbeing walks

Discover Ramblers Wellbeing Walks; over 50,000 walks taking place all over the country to help improve the nations health and happiness. Here are some of the best Wellbeing Walks for you to join or try in your own time.

The benefits of cold water swimming

If you are new to, or already enjoy swimming outdoors and taking a dip in open water, this article offers an introduction to the many healthy benefits of cold water swimming. Experts tell us why this activity has hooked people across the nation and offer advice for those wanting to give it ago.

Solo adventures

A lack of confidence, the thought of planning or a fear about what may happen, stops many of us from venturing out alone. OS Champion Alex Staniforth explores the benefits of solo adventures and offers his advice on how you can plan your own.

Alex Staniforth

We speak to OS Champion Alex Staniforth about his experience with mental health and how the outdoors has helped him and so many others. After overcoming a string of challenges including Everest, Alex now runs charity Mind Over Mountains, which uses nature to improve people's wellbeing.

Your spring resolutions

January is traditionally the time for new resolutions… but if those involve getting more active outside, it’s not a great time to be doing it. The 20th March is the first day of Spring, and is the perfect time to make a Spring Resolution!

Harrison Ward - Fell Foodie

The first in our series of inspirational short stories, we speak to OS GetOutside Champion Harrison Ward, otherwise known as the Fell Foodie. Hear Harrison's story of how the outdoors turned his life around and went on to become one of the UKs best known outdoor cooks.

Look after your mental health this season

For many, the colder seasons mean crisp mornings, warm drinks and snuggling by the fire. But for others, the shorter days signal a downturn in mood and energy leaving us feeling sad and sluggish.​ Eli Bishop offers some top tips to help you look after your mental health this winter.

How to set achievable goals for the new year

Have you managed to stick to your New Year's resolutions? If not, start a new one now! Emma Cusworth shares her advice in setting objectives to help keep you on track with your new year goals.

21 days to form a habit

It takes 21 days to form a habit. Ordnance Survey's very own Liz Beverley had fallen out of love with running but want to get back into it. Motivation and a nudge in the right direction was all she needed to make it part of her routine. Create a habit in 21 days with a free pfd included.

Buddy up and get outside

Arranging to meet others outside will help you stay active and make time outdoors more enjoyable. We take a look at how joining a club, a group or a team will keep you happy and healthy throughout the year.