Getting Back Outside as A New Mum

When I gave birth, no one mentioned that I might hear babies crying even when mine was fast asleep, or that I’d wake up at 3:00am rocking a pillow and not remembering my baby was in her crib, questioning my mental stability. No one told me that this very early stage of parenthood was quite … Read more

Walking With The Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme

A Case Study by Livvi Grant, Daffodil PR & Communications As someone who has always enjoyed walking and spending time in the great outdoors, I was thrilled to discover the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme in October 2022. Since then, I have been actively involved in their various initiatives, particularly their photo walks, which have been an … Read more

Me, My Hearing Aids and I

Tips for speaking to someone who is deaf and the barriers they face when participating in physical activity. Blog Written by Joseph Madge, Marketing & Communications Officer at #TeamSASP Today, May 2nd, marks the start of 2023’s Deaf Awareness Week with this year’s topic being Deaf Inclusion. I am a Marketing and Communications Officer for … Read more

Placing Attention: Nature & Tea

Author: Adam Clarke, Get Outside in Somerset Ambassador  “A tea session is modelled after the silence of retreat; a time to enjoy life far removed from daily existence.”  – Sen Joo Nestled in a quiet, secret corner of the forest, a galaxy of dappled sunshine swayed with a web of shadows, born of the ascending … Read more

Get That Spring Back in Your Step!

On the 20th March, the UK officially welcomes Spring! As we welcome the spring you may find yourself wanting to find new ways to Get Outside in Somerset. The days are getting longer, warmer and  plants begin to bloom with local wildlife making more of an appearance too. For many of us, the change in … Read more

Soul Walks on The Quantock Hills

Linda Deeley, Walk Leader is starting an incredible series of walking events, to focus us on each step of our journey with Soul Walks! How often do you find yourself racing from one place to another without noticing the environment around you? How often do you stop, pause and breathe in the fresh air of … Read more

Finding Wellness in Nature

Sophie Burns, Somerset Local Nature Partnership, discusses the importance nature has on our mental and physical wellbeing. “The natural world is the larger community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.” – … Read more