Back down to earth

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If you fancy growing your own delicious organic fruits and vegetables but you don’t have a garden, why not apply for an allotment?  Click here to find out how.

It’s true that there are sometimes long waiting lists but not always. We were very lucky that our village was just setting up new allotments and we were able to get one within a few months of moving there. And there are still a few plots available now.

So go on, find out what’s available in your area – the National Allotment Society will give you all the info you need – and do something that’ll get you out in the fresh air and sunshine for a good dose of vitamin D and some healthy exercise, while at the same time providing you with quality, organic vegetables that are good for you and the earth 😀

Babs on a bike

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 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

The Sustrans website will tell you all about the National Cycle Network in the UK which “is a series of traffic-free paths and quiet, on-road cycling and walking routes, that connect to every major town and city.  The Network passes within a mile of half of all UK homes and stretches over 14,000 miles across the UK.”

They also have a shop where you can buy maps, books, clothes and accessories etc, although you might have a good cycle shop in your own neighbourhood where you can get everything you need; or, even better, check out the second hand shops and the shops of animal-friendly charities and re-use something someone else doesn’t need any more (for a fraction of the price).

bike riding

A Walk With Alfred

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walk for health

walk for fun

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

walk for health and enjoyment

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If you’d like to go for walks in your area, the following are some sites that could point you in the right direction:

Walk Unlimited

The Ramblers Association

and here you’ll find more information about why walking is good for your health:

The Benefits of Walking pdf

and here is detailed information about getting enough vitamin D

The Vitamin D Council