N is for Night Walking – mindfulness in nature

Step out into the darkness and learn how being outdoors at night can improve your physical and mental wellbeing

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When the winter sun goes down, some strange spell binds us to the house.

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The nocturnal countryside, we think, is for the owls; we shiver at the thought and draw closer to the fire. And yet, for intrepid explorers willing to break the taboo, the night is a magical world.

N is for Nightwalking - mindfulness in nature @Lynn Hatzius

N is for Night Walking – mindfulness in nature @Lynn Hatzius

When the moon is full, this secret landscape glows with an eerie sense of the eternal. It’s like walking into your dreams. 

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Ridges and hilltops make good night walking, the open sky sparkling above. A shimmering moonrise over sea or lake startles with its sombre beauty. Spend your time slowly and silently. You’ll return blinking in the light, feeling like new.