GET OFF THE GRID
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.