Extra extra! Read all about it! Walking outdoors in a group is good for your mental health!

If you’re a keen tramper/hiker/outdoor walker, this probably won’t come as a huge surprise, but hey, science has reinforced something we’ve known all along:  “group walks in nature environments decrease stress and improve mental well being.”

Maybe this is why we find tramping so addicting?  Either that, or it could be the mental and physical challenges, the beautiful scenery, spending time with good people, unplugging for a few days, getting away from it all, excitement and sense of satisfaction when you climb a peak or finish a track or finally get to that remote spot you’ve always wanted to go…  You get the idea.  As if we needed any more excuses to get out into the backcountry!

Happy tramping!

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