#MountainsForTheMind

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Leg stretcher 10 miles of joy. No munros today fog stopped play 😐 Loch Ordie was busy with DoFE . . . . . . . . . #lochordie #ordnancesurvey #outdoors #rain #Scotland #walks #mountainsforthemind #visitscotland #dofe #expeditions
19th May 2019 - marks 365 days since my worst mental break down, the lowest point I'd ever been. One year on and I've spent the weekend with the most amazing and supportive boyfriend out in the middle of nowhere, camping and exploring. We had no phone signal for the weekend and it was bloody perfect 🤩😎 Mental health matters, every single person handles it differently and has different triggers. Much love and peace to all ❤️ . . . . #wild #camping #exploring #thelakedistrict #thelakes #dunnerdale #dunnerdalevalley #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #gooutdoors #outdoorsisfree #mountainsforthemind #bliss #happyplace #nofilterneeded
When stuck in the dark clouds, getting out and climbing above them is one thing that works for me. Plenty of chance to do that on Scafell and Scafell Pike from Eskdale today. I'm no expert on mental health, an advocate or campaigner - I'm just sharing my challenges and what helps me to help others too. Obviously, getting outside alone is no miracle cure, but it does seem difficult not to find some hope and perspective after a day in the hills. That applies as much to every week as it does Mental Health Awareness Week. . . Anyone else out walking in the hills this weekend? Or does something else help you out of the troughs? . . #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessweek #scafellpike #scafell #lakes #lakedistrict #cumbria #peaks #hillwalking #mountainsforthemind #eskdale #fells #mentalhealth #mind #getoutside #summit #clouds #mentalhealthaw2019 #blogs #mentalhealthstories #inspire #freshair
Scroll ➡️ No we’re not ninjas...we’re team Yugen Explore 🖤 I am so privileged to be an ambassador for such an epic independent brand. @gracehwilson is absolutely killing it with her business and I am insanely proud to be a part of it all 🌏 • Thank you so much for asking me along to @keswickfestival this weekend. My love of the outdoors is opening some pretty incredible doors for me as I am beyond grateful for every single opportunity. No to mention the lovely friends I’m making along the way. ‘Life’s too short, climb that mountain’ whatever your mountain is, just get out there...you can conquer it! ♥️🏔👣 . . . . . . #showusyourshaka #yugenexplore #crew #friends #festival #travel #explore #adventure #inspiration #motivation #getoutside #outdoors #independentbusiness #brand #brandambassador #grateful #independentbrand #travelling #happiness #lovelife #mountains #hiking #mountain #mountainsforthemind
Feeling a little pleased with myself today! Climbed my first mountain (and didn't die!!) ⛰ #catbells #lakedistrict #pastelpower #mountainsforthemind
A night on the top of a mountain, overlooking the beautiful little villages in the valleys below. Everyone tucked up in their homes, little lights glowing in the distance. Knowing they are all safe and tucked up for the night. There is something quite peaceful in realising just how small we are in this universe. Stood here on the crag, so exposed to nature and the elements makes me value the warmth of a house and a family around me. When I’m on the mountain, watching from above, life continues down there like little ants in their colonies. I wonder what the families are all doing. I’m sat up here far from it all, like a God watching from above. Time to reflect and realise that all problems in life must be so small in relation to this world. #reflect #bewithnature #livefreely #emptyyourmind #beatonewithnature #mountaingirl #getoutside #adventure #tents #wildcamping #mountain #crag #silhouette #tent #nature #sunset #mountainsforthemind
Getting in some #barefoot practice today at Scrabo tower...all preparation for my solo barefoot hike of Slieve Donard this July! 👣 #donardbarefoot #vivobarefoot #getoutside #nationalwalkingmonth #mentalhealthawarenessweek #walk #roam #instaireland #scrabotower #outdoors #thegreatoutdoors #sundaywalk #nature #earth #girlpower #mountainsforthemind #mentalhealthawareness #niexplorer #TrekkingNI 👣 My @vivobarefoot shoes are perfect for when I have to slip something on my feet! 👣 #ad . . 📸 @every_treasure_blog
I need this weather now. And this place. I love @taosskivalley #taosnewmexico #mountainsforthemind
Day 9: Winnats Pass, quick run up on my way back from Sheffield. Mixes weather this evening. Went from glorious sunshine to moody within 20 minutes. #winnatspass #10daychallenge #whilehalfpintsawaylonglegswillplay
Sundays should be as peaceful and relaxed as this photo from @kristof1267 , a time for thinking about the weekends adventures, and looking ahead to the next one. Where did you get to this weekend?
Getting in some #barefoot practice today at Scrabo tower...all preparation for my solo barefoot hike of Slieve Donard this July! 👣 #donardbarefoot #vivobarefoot #getoutside #nationalwalkingmonth #mentalhealthawarenessweek #walk #roam #instaireland #scrabotower #outdoors #thegreatoutdoors #sundaywalk #nature #earth #girlpower #mountainsforthemind #mentalhealthawareness #niexplorer #TrekkingNI 👣 My @vivobarefoot shoes are perfect for when I have to slip something on my feet! 👣 #ad
Fantastic weekend with brilliant company @keswickfestival great navigation course for runners with @nav4adventure yesterday and lovely to meet @helenwebster_outdoors 😊 followed by some inspirational films and talks finished off with dancing to some 90s classics with the York Mountaineering Club gang. This morning was all about the @adidasterrex 10k Trail Run. Great effort by @nick_outram who completely smashed it. Demons got the better of me in the last mile resulting in an internal argument and a few minutes slower thank planned but is all learning and it’s all progress. Thank you so much to all of the wonderful festival volunteers who made the weekend what it was. We will be back next year!
WILD GEESE You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting — over and over announcing your place in the family of things. ~ Mary Oliver 💚 #walking #mountainsforthemind #scotland #mentalhealthawareness #getoutside #change #sorefeet #nature #wild #natureconnection #almostthere
Honoured to be among the guest speakers after watching Hamish MacInnes Final Ascent.. a very touching film and a must watch. Talking about mental health afterwards and the rewards of time spent outside @final_ascent_film #scottishisles #isleofskye #finalascent #hanishmacinnes #mentalhealthawareness #mountainrescue #sarda #ukhikers #trailmagazine #mountainsforthemind #cotswoldsoutdoors #berghaus #dannah #montane #properadventure #webtogs #adventure #natureshealer #ordnancesurvey #getoutside #mammut #thelonewalker
I always forget just how much I Love the Lake District! 💚💙 #lakedistrict #cumbria #travel #water #hike #trailfinders #mountainsforthemind
We can lose ourselves in meditation. Even staring at a picture like this one, dropping our judgments and notions and letting our imaginations tell us a story. We may lose ourselves for a little while so that we can be more in touch and connected. Try it with this picture! . . . . . #creativity #mindfulnesspractice #exerciseyourmind #letyourimaginationrunwild #letyourmindrunfree #letyourimaginationsoar #expandyourconsciousness #meditationteacher #meditationspace #meditation #imagemeditation #mountainsforthemind #clearyourmind #clearyourhead #cloudsinthemountains #cactusinthesky #befree #searchinsideyourself #exploreconsciousness #neverstopsearching #truthseekersunite #mindfulness #happy #zippitydoodah
Managed to track the wreckage we found today. It's from a Vought Chesapeake which tragically struck the hillside near the head of Gleann Diomhan in poor visibility on 22nd July 1943 during a training excercise. Sadly both pilot Sub-lieutenant Alexander Buchanan and observer/gunner Sub-lieutenant Henry Smith were both killed. #visitscotland #hiddenscotland #walkingscotland #walking #GetOutside #mytiso #TGO #TheGreatOutdoors #ukhikers #scotland #yugenexplore #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mountainsforthemind #mensmentalhealth #itsoknottobeok #arran #visitarran #arranmountainfestival #calmac #lestweforget
Walked over 23 miles today - officially 18miles in the route. FAB day at @keswickfestival 3 Peak challenge 🙌 #mountainsforthemind #trailmagazine #lakedistrict
Had to do some more work for next week's lessons today but I'm not going to let that stop me from getting outside. This was much needed after a week that has drained me mentally, physically and emotionally. Needed this time to just let my mind switch off and enjoy the outdoors. Wish I was out camping with @maggie_outdoors this evening. But next week (half term) I'm going to get some camping done. . . . #hiker #getoutside #ilovehiking #peaks #peakscollective #highpeak #ukhikers #adventure #hikinglife #mountains #mountainsforthemind #nature #landscape #whyihike #teacher #weekend #dovestonereservoir #hikersuk #visitpeakdistrict #osmaps #photooftheday #peakdistrictnationalpark #nationalparksuk
Absolutely superb day at the Arran Mountain Festival again! Despite the weather it was a brilliant walk with great company! Even found the wreckage of an old plane that the leader had never seen before, so if anyone has any info on it I'd love to know. We think it's WW2 but is in surprisingly good condition! . . . #visitscotland #hiddenscotland #walkingscotland #walking #GetOutside #mytiso #TGO #TheGreatOutdoors #ukhikers #scotland #yugenexplore #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mountainsforthemind #mensmentalhealth #itsoknottobeok #arran #visitarran #arranmountainfestival #calmac
It's 2 months since I had my my knee fixed. Today I decided to tackle Win Hill, yes it was hard work but I did it. I don't give myself a pat on the back very often but I did today. . . . . #challenge #achievement #winhill #pixel3 #mobilephotography #winhill #peakdistrictwalks #ukhikers #outsideandhappy #outside #womeninspiringwomen #womenwhohike #derbyshire #outside #mountainsforthemind #selflove #selfie
Day 8 - Higger tor, owler tor, bowlhill quarry, padley gorge and Burbage rocks. 10 mile circular route with the company of @scruff0205 and @susan.halsall.3
What I say 🆚 what I mean... 2.💫 “This walk might be nice?” - I know it’s nice, I saw it on someone’s insta and I want to go there too 😆☀️ | Lake District 🍃 . . . #bluesky #fairfieldhorseshoe #lakedistrict #redhair #cumbria #lakedistrictuk #photosofbritain #amoungthewild #landscape #adventure #hiking #walking #nature #countryside #getoutside #getlost #travel #outdoorwomen #bestnatureshots #girlswhowander #view #mountainlife #mountains #walkingwild #mountainsforthemind #igerslakedistrict #mountaingoat 🐐 (📸 @howarth_89 )
Out walking again, this time up and over whernside, very busy today plenty out doing the 3 peaks. #walk1000miles #walking #whatdidyoudotoday #mountainsforthemind #trek #whernside #ribblehead
That moment you open your tent and see a view that takes your breath away! I’ve been working in the outdoors for years, yet nature has never stopped giving. The views never get boring. The scenery never looks the same. The excitement is just as good as it was the first time I went on an adventure. Wild camping is amazing. If you’ve ever needed some alone time, head outside. It’s the only real place in this world. If you connect with nature, it’ll ground you and offer you something no human being can ever create. #nature #beatonewithnature #mothernature #getoutside #outdoors #play #innerchild #wildcamp #thewild #sunrise #tent #camping #explorer #livefreely #beyou #followyourheart #emptyyourmind #mountain #mountainsforthemind #mountaingirl
No matter the weight, carrying your problem up a Mountain makes the load lighten... ⛰ #mountainsforthemind
Back to the Lake District in July... unfortunately this time we won't be able to do any hiking ☹ but we will be spending the weekend at @bendriggtrust for a training weekend! In September we will be volunteering with @phabcharity for a weekend and I honestly can't wait! 😁 . . . #getoutside #scenicbritain #theplacetobe #wekeepmoments #landscapelovers #ukscenery #walkinguk #mountainsforthemind #walk1000miles #ukhikers #hikingadventures #peopleofadventure #peoplewhoexplore #ramblersgb #ukhiddengems #hikemoreworryless #expandyourplayground #idhikethat #osmaps #ordnancesurvey #sheexplores #gooutdoors #mountainmen #followyourfeet #explore_britain
Mental Health Awareness week. Is exactly the reason why we #getoutside . To promote a healthy mind, body and balance. Not just for us adults, but also for the kids. It brings us closer together as a family. The kids can talk to us and feel free and confident enough to do so. I don't think we could achieve the same bond being stuck indoors. We would become irritated with each other, bored and feel confined. My mental health hasn't been great (but it's not something I wish to share with the world, at this moment) and I know that being outdoors, with my family, is the best medication for my mind. . . . . #mentalhealthawarenessweek #hikerkidz #igooutdoors #familyoutdoors #hikingkids #littletrekkers #kidsoutdoors #outsideandhappy #happyoutdoors #blogoutdoors #outdoorbloggersuk #mountainsforthemind #exploremore #ukexplore #countrykids #ukhiking #happyfamilies #15outside #walk1000miles #happykids
Hello Arran! So happy to be back! Looking forward to a day of walking with @rachel_healthylifestyle and @neecolayy at the Arran Mountain Festival! Getting some inspiration from @jamesmichaelforrest reading (well looking at the pictures anyway! 🤣) for some inspiration! #visitscotland #hiddenscotland #walkingscotland #walking #GetOutside #mytiso #TGO #TheGreatOutdoors #ukhikers #scotland #yugenexplore #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mountainsforthemind #mensmentalhealth #itsoknottobeok #arran #visitarran #arranmountainfestival #calmac
DAY 7 - BASLOW EDGE. Well this has been the highlight of my week. What gentle inquisitive beauties these babies are. Could of sat with them all night 😍 #highlandcow #baslowedge
#mountainsforthemind من طی این سالهای اخیر فهمیدم هیچ چیز موندگار نیست آدم و شرایطش مدام در حال تغییره تو هم باید عادت کنی که مداما خودتو با این تغییرات وفق بدی... . یکی از چیزایی که خیلی کمکم کرده این تغییرات عجیب و غریبو بپذیرم همین کوه رفتن و ورزش کردن و توی طبیعت بودنه... یه جور عجیبی آرومت میکنه و پذیرشت رو برای شرایط سخت راحتتر میکنه 😊💪 . #روستای_وردیج_کوه_آدم_سنگی #روستای_واریش
So buzzed about our weekend to Arran for the Outdoor Mountain Festival! . #visitscotland #arran #walking #mountainsforthemind #mytiso
Party on the pin round 2 ...As days with mates goes yesterday wasnt a bad one at all. Well done Fiona and Chris on the inn pin yesterday. Great to see other mates on the summit...@skyemountainguides @central_adventures @etivehope #scottishisles #isleofskye #cuillin #innpin #matesdays #mountainsforthemind #mountainlife #Trailmagazine #ellisbrigham #cotswoldsoutdoors #berghaus #ordnancesurvey #getoutside #uk_hiking1 #ukhikers #webtogs #properadventure #dannah #montane #petzl #thelonewalker
Fantastic weather this week! 😎 #edinburgh in its full glory, and managed some time in the borders. Big shout out to @challengesophie & @blackdogoutdoor - love your work 💪☺️ Also @mountainsformentalhealth #mountainsforthemind #mindfulnessinthemountains #mindfulness #getoutside #reboot Excited about @salomontrailrunfest tomorrow... 🤟🏻
It's the UK's Mental Health Awareness Week this week. Like many of these Awareness themes, it's something that shouldn't be necessary, but still is - due to the ongoing misunderstanding, misinformation, and stigma surrounding mental health issues. Yet it affects 1 in 4 of us each year. . I suffered with my mental health around 7 years ago. Discovering climbing a few years later was life-changing. Climbing is one of those rare activities that both capture and release at the same time. The very nature of the focus involved when climbing is, bizarrely, what sets the mind free. Discovering this was like a drug for me; one that didn't seem to have any negative side-effects. Energy gain, clearer mind, a sense of achievement, accepting fear, new skills, encouraging friends... . Depression doesn't define me, but it is part of my story. It's something our society needs to be more open about. The climbing community has been overwhelmingly supportive and positive so far. 💛 I wrote my full story for @blackdogoutdoor and is on their Facebook page. Give them a follow if this resonates with you. . . @casmclimbing @climbingoutofdepression #mountainsforthemind #1in4 #blackdog   #youdontneedaswordtobebrave #climbing #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #peakdistrict #whyiclimb #womenwhoclimb . 📷 @jessielphoto
It's National Walking Month! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why not celebrate by signing up to #TrekFest 2019 and raise funds for the charity of your choice! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With 25km or 50km route options available, TrekFest is perfect for trekking beginners or expert trail runners alike! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Register today at www.trekfest.org.uk 👊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #trekfest2019 #ultrachallenge #trekking #longdistancewalking #ultrachallenges #charitychallenge #hiking #peakdistrict #breconbeacons #trek #hike #endurancetrek #nationalwalkingmonth #mountainsforthemind
The area between Keld & Reeth is chock-a-block with industrial ruins. This is Surrender Smelt Mill and you can still see the old flue and chimney of this structure which is really cool! • • • • • • • #hiking #adventure #allwomenalltrails #loveherwilduk #hikingadventures #everestanywhere #exploremore #walk1000miles #GetOutside #thegreatoutdoors #ordnancesurvey #mountainsforthemind #livebreathoutdoors #hikinguk #walkinguk #capturingbritain #neverstopexploring #timetoplay #enjoythejourney #getoutsidegirl #optoutside #HerriotWay #YorkshireDales #miningindustry #milling
Eventful start to my 2000mile road trip. . . So I left Thursday evening and made it all the way to Sterling in one go. Car- camped in a car park on the outskirts of town. So far so good! . . Set off bright and early at 7am, drove for 2 hours and then broke down in the middle of nowhere in the Scottish countryside. Clutch dead, Scottish coppers, so much nicer than London bobbies, stopped to help! . . . Made the best of waiting for the RAC by making breakfast and making first sketch in my travel journal, not the first sketch I’d planned to do might I add!!! . . 2 hours later desperate for loo RAC arrive. Was no where to hide and pee so had to use RAC van to shield me! Talk about embarrassing when you have to tell the RAC driver to watch his step getting into his truck! River Nile! 🙄 . . . Towed to Pitlochry, cause of bank holiday car can’t be fixed till Wednesday! Bloody typical, have to rent hire car to continue the trip. . . Back on the road sans car by late afternoon! Bring on John O’ Groats!!! . . 🏔🚶🏻‍♀️🏔 ↠ ↠ ↠ ↠ #LandscapePhotography #GetOutside #hiddenscotland #sheexplores #walk1000miles #TheGreatOutdoors #TGO #solotravel #scotlandshots #trailmag #mountainsforthemind #ukhikingofficial #idhikethatcrew #ukhikers #suitcasetravels #ontheroam #walkinguk #visitscotland #livebreatheoutdoors #scotlandmagazine #solobackpacker #neverstopexploring #peoplewhoadventure #exploretocreate #yourshotphotographer #mylpguide #womenwhoexplore #ospreyeurope #unrulydreamers #sonyhx80
This adventure was bought to you by: * blood! * sweat (copious amounts of) * lactic acid build up (in places that I wasn’t even aware of having muscle fibre). My legs may be out of action for the foreseeable future, and I may never smell like a civilised human again, but so unbelievably happy with the team and the achievement. Obviously representing @mvm_adventures on #threepeakschallenge 😁 Over 50km in 11 hours.. I’ll take that. * * * #ukhikers #ukhikingofficial #mountains #mountaineering #challengeaccepted #mountainsforthemind #mountainready #landscape #sunset #challengeyourself #bennevis #thelakedistrict #snowdonia #mountainfit #teamsummitfit
Llyn Hywel Lake, looking up at Y Llethr. Before the weather took a pretty nasty turn! ⛰🌧🌪 ———————————————————————— #Rhinogfawr #Rhinogfach #rhinogs #rhinogydd #Snowdonia #Snowdoniagram #Ukhikers #thisismyadventure #ordnancesurvey #explore #getoutside #mountainsforthemind
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