Walking in the Country – Facing the Elements!

Walking in the Country !

At Cherry Tree Country Clothing we understand the health benefits that brisk walking can bring to those who wish to venture out!

Don’t just take our word for it, as the government’s Chief Medical Officer suggests that physical activity such as walking for 150 minutes a week (for adults) can benefit us in both body and mind. This equates to just 30 minutes walking a day for 5 days a week.

A healthy mind:

Experts suggest that exercise encourages a positive outlook which leads to a happy mind. Walking outdoors can be lots of fun giving us time to reflect and relax. Often, we can enjoy quality time with family members, friends and loved ones – including of course our best friends of all, our faithful pet dogs! Remember, when we are outdoors we also get the opportunity to explore the environment and take in the scenery that surround us and who knows what we might learn about the wonderful creatures that inhabit the great outdoors! Let’s not forget too, that a healthy mind can help to alleviate depression and anxiety.

A healthy body:

Experts also suggest that exercise encourages us to become more conscious of the ways in which we take care of our bodies! Brisk walking can help us to stay healthy and to control our weight. Further, brisk walking for the aforementioned 2 ½ hours a week can benefit our hearts and lungs and help us to keep our blood pressure in check. So there are many physical benefits to be gained from simply putting aside a little time for walking each week.

Facing the elements!

The weather has a habit of changing quite quickly and when outdoors it pays to be aware of this and to be prepared.

At Cherry Tree Country Clothing, we can put our many years of experience working in the outdoor wear and country clothing business to good use, to advise you of the best types of products that will ensure safety, comfort and style! We offer high quality items at very competitive prices and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service whilst offering you a wide range of well-known brands.

Whatever the weather, we can help you to ensure that your outdoor experience is healthy and safe. Often overlooked when walking is the fact that weather conditions may change – and sometimes, quite quickly! We can advise and supply you with products that take into account the following elements:

Rain:

Wet surfaces (think of mud and leaves for example) can lead to slips and falls. Sensible walking boots is a must as is, of course, trekking poles and waterproof clothing such as jackets and gaiters!

Snow:

Keeping warm and wearing sensible footwear and clothing again is a must! Base layers are the secret! Layer your clothing, starting with base layers, then gilet, then fleeces and then finish off with your waterproof jacket!

Wind:

Again, keeping warm is essential in high winds when the temperature drops. We are happy to advise on the best types of clothing and footwear to keep you warm such as socks, wellingtons, gilet and much more!

Ice:

We can’t stress enough the importance of knowing the best type of footwear that can help to avoid slips and falls. Remember footwear, snow grippers and trekking poles can differ and some of these products are best suited for walking on ice whilst others are best suited for walking on snow. Please allow us to advise on the best products to suit your needs

It’s important to consider that when out walking that hazards and conditions may present themselves in the guise of:

–          Fog, mist and poor visibility

–          Very low or very high temperatures

–          Sunburn and heat stroke

–          Hypothermia

–          Badly fitting footwear resulting in blisters

At Cherry Tree Country Clothing, we can help you to plan for all of these eventualities and supply you with the necessary warm protective clothing (and suitable clothing for those days of high temperatures) – the right type of footwear for all occasions (that will fit you correctly) high visibility clothing and torches for days of poor visibility and caps, hats and polo shirts to protect your upper arms, neck and face from the sun’s rays.

Naturally, we also supply all the accessories you will need to make your adventures enjoyable.

Please take a look at our website and while we don’t pretend to have all the answers, we will be delighted to advise you on your personal needs in any way we can.

Give us a try and happy walking!

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