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We all know how im­por­tant it is to get away from work but it’s equally im­por­tant to take time away from your phone, the in­ter­net and so­cial me­dia. Walk­ing tours of­ten in­volve hik­ing in re­mote ar­eas where there’s no in­ter­net cov­er­age, and some­times, not even phone cov­er­age. While some peo­ple cringe at the idea of not hav­ing ac­cess to their mo­biles, Mark ex­plains that once they’re out walk­ing, they change their tune. “The ben­e­fit of hav­ing patchy or no in­ter­net ac­cess is that

you can switch off and con­cen­trate fully on the nat­u­ral

en­vi­ron­ment that sur­rounds you. This en­forced mind­ful­ness can be quite lib­er­at­ing and

ad­dic­tive,” he says.

For those peo­ple wor­ried about walk­ing in ar­eas that have no mo­bile re­cep­tion, many tour com­pa­nies of­fer per­sonal lo­ca­tion bea­cons in the event of an emer­gency.

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