When was the last time you went for a walk and felt connected to the experience? So often our lives are busy and full, we’re balancing activities, rushing around, and it’s not always easy to find the time to just ‘go for a walk’. But the rewards have been proven to be significant for our mental and physical health. Getting out in nature and feeling a calm, connection with the wider world, is just as important to our brains as taking an afternoon nap or getting that extra hit of caffeine! Isn’t it time you treated yourself to a good walk?
Earth Trust Farm is home to one of the largest and most significant populations of great crested newts in the UK.
Today as we remember colleague and friend Lucy Benyon, we’re pleased to share that the three new ponds in Little Wittenham Wood will be named “Lucy’s Ponds” in her memory.
Over the winter months our green spaces go through dramatic changes. It can appear to be a quieter time where, like nature, we can hunker down until the warmer days of spring. In fact, the autumn and winter months can be some of our busiest, with activities like hedgelaying best done at this time. So, what might you see if you’re visiting over the next few weeks, and why are we doing it?
Not only does time spent in nature give our mental wellbeing a boost, but the more diversity we experience the better it is for us.
Have you been down to Little Wittenham Wood recently? If the answer’s yes then you’ve probably noticed areas that have been cleared of vegetation alongside the main footpaths. So what’s going on?