Woodland pond reflections

My Walk this Week 181 – Natural Benefits

My walk this week is one of the most enjoyable I have had lately – the benefits of natural elements within an urban landscape are not to be underestimated.

Coedbach Woods

Currently I am having to work 4 days/40 hours+ with a well known online supplier (needs must and all that) which means going out before dawn and getting in after dark while spending the whole working day indoors. As a means of compensating for this, I have started using my StillWalks videos at the end of the working day, before going home, and they definitely help.

So when I found myself on a bright sunny Sunday morning walking through the local countryside and woods, it felt so good I cannot emphasise too strongly the sense of wellbeing to be gained from the natural as opposed to the man-made.

Countryside Walk Soundscape

So click the play button or soundscape title above to listen and then the first image below to see the full images in sequence (not available like this on the mobile WordPress Reader in which case click the Visit button via the … menu or open in your mobile’s internet browser – NB you will need to open the sound file and images in separate browser tabs).


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    • My normal regular employment as a self employed artist requires more hours per week than the job I have at the moment but the brain could be much more creative with the result that putting in long hours becomes possible because I enjoy the work. Te warehouse work is mind numbing but as you say, a regular income has its advantages.

  1. Your relief in the outdoors was palpable in this post, Alastair, and I completely understand it. When I have to be confined indoors for too long I get anxious, and some deep breaths of fresh air and a simple walk immediately bring relief. I enjoyed the soundscape, as always–the crunching footsteps, whistling wind, and especially the bleating sheep. Wonderful photos too, autumnal and various textures, and all so wildly beautiful. Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

    • Thanks Jet. The natural world makes life worthwhile (amongst other things). If we can just manage not to destroy it too much! Glad you enjoyed

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