Wednesday, 17 April 2013

O: Outdoors

One of my favourite views: the dogs bombing off into the distance
What pagan doesn't love the outdoors? Can you really claim to follow an earth-centred religion without spending time out in nature?

I'm especially fond of woodland and forest, although open moorland is lovely too :). Having dogs and a relatively active lifestyle is also great for the kids - and us - of course. We are fortunate enough to live on the outskirts of a city with many brilliant country parks, and lots of wonderful countryside within easy reach for an afternoon's walk.

I also love the sea. I spent part of my childhood on the East Anglian coast, and now live in the Midlands, which means I appreciate the sea all the more when I get there these days. There truly is something special about sea air, although I must admit to not being very fond of the beach. Rock-pooly coastline is even more special (not least because there isn't any where I grew up).

What about you? What makes the best setting for a walk near you?


  1. The beach for sure. I live in coastal Massachusetts where I was raised and it's a treat to be able to go to the beach all the time; I'm surrounded by them. I can even walk along the Cape Cod Canal which is near my house. But I do miss the amazing mountains and scenery of Washington State.

  2. If only I had time for little walks... *sigh* Alas, most of mine take place at Disney World. We did live on the beach in NYC for a bit, and that ocean air, there is nothing like it. So healthy! But, I grew up in the foothills of the mountains, and I miss hiking the peeks. I don't think I have a favorite place to walk. Every landscape has its pluses.