Sunday, 22 April 2018

Earth Day 2018 - April 22

Happy Earth Day. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It is a day to appreciate and make an effort to be kind to our planet. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 to recognize and respect the environment and encourage people to reduce their plastic consumption and use more eco-friendly materials.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace.

Some steps you can take to show your support for environmental protection, reduce, reuse and recycle;

·          Use reusable bags when you go shopping
·          Use recycling facilities
·          Use reusable bottles
·          Pack meals in reusable containers
·          Choose energy-efficient appliances and turn off unused devices
·          Donate things you want to get rid of if they are still usable.
·          Walk or cycle instead of driving.
·          Pay attention to how you use water
·          Reducing the amount of solid waste you produce
·          Teach others about the importance of the environment
·          Protect Wildlife

·          Watch your shopping, buy less to save money and the planet.

    Take action today and encourage others to be kind to our planet. 

Friday, 23 March 2018

Silent Walk - Mindfulness Walk

The Silent Walk or Mindfulness Walk is not just about walking from A to B. It is an active practice while you are walking that requires you to be aware of what is going on both inside your mind and around you. It is a walk that helps you to relax your mind.
The Mindfulness walk gives you a special experience to bring peace into your body and mind. Walking slowly and peacefully and being in the present throughout the walk is the art of mindfulness. It is the time for you to enjoy and engage with nature away from any thoughts about the past or the future.
To get the most out of your Silent Walk
-          Pay attention to the present and leave the past and the future aside.
-          Listen to the sounds around you, the birds, the wind and the sound of your steps.
-          Pay attention for what we you see like trees, leaves, birds, sky and the shapes of the clouds.
-          Slow down and feel the connection to nature and to breath and sense the air.

Benefits of Silent Walk

-          There are many more benefits than only physical exercise.
-          It helps you connect to the present moment.
-          Helps to reduce stress and sleep better.
-          Improves overall well-being.
-          It creates peace of mind and more focused and fresh thinking.
-          The connection with nature helps our system to slow down.
Why should we try Silent Walk?
-          Because we talk all the time and our mind struggles with past and future thoughts.
-          News and social media takes over our daily life.
-          We do not pay enough attention to the things around us.
-          To be aware of the amount of noise we make without realising.
-          Better awareness of the outer nature around us and to the soul of our own.
If you like to experience silent walk/mindfulness walk feel free to contact Outdoors For You  
to arrange a special Silent walk - a mindful walk in the beautiful countryside!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Scotland's long distance walks

A day out in nature, walking up the hills make you feel great and energetic but going for a long distance walk is something different. You get to explore the Scottish countryside from a different perspective and after completing a long distance walk there is an enormous sense of achievement. We are lucky in Scotland to have such fantastic range of the long distance walks. You can enjoy the trail in parts on a family day out or on your own or tackle the whole trail over multiple days.
The long distance walks in Scotland are very characteristic with great length and scenery which provide great opportunity to discover Scotland on foot or by bike. Most of the trails are well waymarked, mostly off road and free from traffic and have visitor services and shops along the way. Also it is great opportunity for wild camping to get an ever greater sense of the Scottish outdoors. If camping is not for you there are plenty bed and breakfast and luxury accommodations along the route.
Luggage transfer service is also available for most of the trails which is a great service for someone who wants it a little bit easier. Some Scottish long distance trails such as West Highland Way has become very popular for fundraising challenges. See below a list of some of the great Scottish trails. There are plenty of source available on line if you interested. The walk highlands website provide wide range of information for the trails.

Long distance route
Affric Kintail Way
Annandale Way
Arran Coastal Way
Ayrshire Coastal Path
Berwickshire Coastal Path
Borders Abbeys Way
Cape Wrath Trail
Cateran Trail
Clyde Walkway
Cowal Way
Dava Way
East Highland Way
Fife Coastal Path
Formartine and Buchan Way
Forth & Clyde and Union Canals
Great Glen Way
John Muir Way
John o' Groats Trail
Kintyre Way
Moray Coast Trail
Mull of Galloway Trail
River Ayr Way
Rob Roy Way
Scottish National Trail
Skye Trail
Southern Upland Way
South Loch Ness Trail
Speyside Way
St Cuthbert's Way
Three Lochs Way
West Highland Way
West Island Way

Friday, 15 December 2017

Govan and Linthouse Run

“Outdoors For You” is organizing a free running event in January 2018 in Govan and Linthouse area to promote healthy active lifestyle and encourage community to come together.
It is a great opportunity for new runners and ideal for beginners to improve. Everyone is welcome, fantastic way to meet new people, exercise, get fresh air and sense of achievement.
Sometimes it is not easy to finding the motivation to start running - jogging on your own, especially if you have not done it before. It is never too late, please join us on Monday the 8th,15th, 22nd, and 29th of January.
Meet Point: Elder Park Library - 228A Langlands Rd, G51 3TZ
Distance: 5km Approximately
Dates: Mondays - 8th,15th, 22nd and 29th Jan 2018
For RSVP click here 
Please be aware that there is a degree of risk in all outdoor activities. Participants in these activities should be aware and accept that you are responsible for your own safety and involvement. Please ensure you have appropriate fitness and suitability for this activity and wear appropriate clothing depending on the time of year and weather conditions.  Please wear reflective or brightly colored clothing.
Outdoors For You” is proud to promote healthy active lifestyle and encourage community to connect and engage with outdoor activities and nature.
For more information about ‘Outdoors For You’ visit Our web page . Follow us on our FacebookInstagram and Twitter to keep update with our latest news, events, special offers and more!
Contact Number: 0784 098 5858

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Free Upcoming Event – Mindfulness Walk

Outdoors For You is proud to promote healthy lifestyle and encourage community to connect and engage with nature.  We would love to share our passion for the Scotland’s fantastic outdoors with others. Our walks are created to give the opportunity to anyone regardless of ability to experience the magic and beauty of the Scottish nature.

Outdoors For You organized a free Mindfulness Walk on Sunday 19th Nov 2017 as apart from the Autumn programme. This walk is specially designed for anyone looking for some peace and quiet time to escape from busy city life.

For more information and booking about above event

To know more about Outdoors For You service and events Outdoors For You

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Cowal Way

The Cowal Way is one of the Scottish fantastic long distance trail crosses the Cowal Peninsula from south-west to north-east, beginning at Portavadie to Inveruglas. The 57ml/92km footbath through some of the most beautiful and landscape in Scotland. The trail across forestry tracks, hillsides, shorelines and lochs. The Cowal Way site provide great information also Cowal Way with Isle of Bute by Michael Kaufmann and Jame Mclucki very handy and informative to have it during the trip.

The Cowal Way is quiet compared by the West Highland Way you can walk for hours without meeting anyone. The path is very well waymarked and there are nice places for wild-camping.. You pass villages were you can buy things and refill your supplies. I think the most challenging part is just after Lochgoihead to carin it is quite uphill and tough especially if you have a heavy rucksack on your back. In places were the path is less clear the white markers are helpful to locate your direction. After Strachur on the way to Lettermay there are some very boggy sections were you might have to go off the path sometimes through the worst parts. If you looking for a quiet long distance walk with beautiful surrounding then We would definitely recommend The Cowal Way.