Reasons to Visit the Countryside!

Some People Take for Granted that Great Travel and Outdoor Opportunity Lies Right on Their Doorstep!

I live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and have an abundance of opportunity to hike, backpack and travel right on my doorstep! All you need to do is get out and discover it!

Ok so not everyone is as lucky as me. I can drive less around 10 miles and be in the Yorkshire dales pretty much. However, no matter where you live there are outdoor space opportunities to explore and discover. I neglected the Dales and went to my local reservoir last week to prove exactly that.

Ogden reservoir West Yorkshire
So Picturesque it Could be a Painting!

Our local reservoir is Ogden Waters in West Yorkshire. In the Yorkshire Water area alone there are 72,000 acres of land to explore. In the Severn Trent Water area there is a further 12 spaces to go out and enjoy, and of course many more around the UK!

Take a travel to one of these places and your likely to come across some wonderful wildlife up who seem quite happy to be up close and personal! This little one was hoping around searching for some food to eat!

Blackbird
Why hello Mr Blackbird!

Finally, and most importantly in my opinion, is the beautiful landscapes on offer. From waterside views to fantastic landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see! In my short 2 hour walk I absolutely reveled in the beautiful views and invigorating fresh air. The cherry on top? It was all enjoyed completely free of charge at my local reservoir!

beautiful Yorkshire landscape
You’ve just got to love Yorkshire!

 This is not to say I won’t be enjoying backpacker life, seeing the World as far and wide as possible (starting with my Road Trip in September!). But it is to say that the things around you should be enjoyed and appreciated as much as life’s greatest wonders. We travel not to escape life, but so that life doesn’t escape us!

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