Join Bridgedale in swapping screen time for green time.

As part of their new ‘Campaign for Real Life’ Bridgedale is challenging everyone to get back to the “Little things that matter”. By launching its ‘ScreensDown SocksUp’ campaign, Bridgedale is going to encourage everyone to give up some of their screen time and swap it for the Great Outdoors.

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Ben Weeks
Six epic introductory mountain routes

Need some inspiration to take your first steps in the mountains? No problem! Here are six awesome, ready-to-go hill routes ideal for kicking off any hillwalking CV. Written by Trail magazine experts, the routes are available to download and follow using the OS Maps app.

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Jake Kendall-Ashton
Hardship and homelessness: giving people space to breathe

Recent statistics have revealed 80% of homeless people in Britain experience mental health problems, so one housing-support project in South Wales has taken matters into its own hands by organising mountain trips for people experiencing homelessness, providing positive and enjoyable experiences in the great outdoors.

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Oli Reed
WIN A BERGHAUS EXTREM 5000 JACKET

Mountains for the Mind supporter Berghaus is giving away the Berghaus Extrem 5000 Vented waterproof jacket to one lucky winner. It’s available in men’s and women’s sizes, and offers great waterproof protection with three-layer Gore-Tex fabric for keeping out the driving rain and snow

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Katie Kerry
Science says: being outdoors is officially good for you!

Aside from their sheer stunning beauty, the achievement felt in reaching their summits, and the sense of being close to nature that’s often felt most strongly in the high and wild places, it seems there may actually be a scientific reason why being out in the mountains has such a positive effect on our mental wellbeing.

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Ben Weeks
Hillwalking kit advice

If you’re heading out hillwalking for the first time, one essential piece of kit that you’ll need is a waterproof jacket. This is the UK, so we can’t promise blue sky and sunshine every day, but the great news is that wet weather doesn’t have to stop you enjoying the outdoors in comfort, thanks to products like the Berghaus Fellmaster InterActive jacket.

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