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Naturally Healthy Month comes to Minehead

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Exmoor National Park are hosting a free event in Minehead at the end of May to inspire us all to boost our health and wellbeing by getting outside in the beautiful countryside.

Taking place at Blenheim Gardens and Minehead Beach on Saturday 26th May 2018 (11am-5pm), the event forms part of a month-long festival across Somerset and Devon for ‘Naturally Healthy Month’ throughout May.

Active Devon and Public Health in Somerset are coordinating the Naturally Healthy Campaign on behalf of the Devon and Somerset Local Nature Partnership’s, with support from the Wildlife Trust and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset. Over thirty organisations have now signed up, with more than 100 events planned – the vast majority of them free of charge – covering all five districts of Somerset.

Naturally Healthy Minehead coordinator Lucy McQuillan, from Exmoor National Park Authority, said, “This is a brand new event, celebrating just some of the ways that you can enjoy the beautiful countryside around Minehead and Exmoor National Park.

“Naturally Healthy Minehead is about giving people the chance to try something new – whether it’s yoga, Nordic walking, mindfulness, games on the beach, short guided walks, golf, boules, crafts or learning about Exmoor bogs! Whatever you fancy, it’s the perfect opportunity to step outside and let nature nurture.”

Tim Braund, head of information and communication at Exmoor National Park, said: Research shows that connecting with nature can have a positive impact on people’s physical and mental health and sense of wellbeing. Being outside has even been linked to improved heart health, through increased activity and reduced stress and anxiety, so for some it can be a genuine lifeline.

“We would love people living in Somerset to get behind Naturally Healthy Month by sharing their experiences on social media using the hashtags #letnaturenuture and #stepoutside, and by letting friends and family know about the wonderful programme of events happening right here on their doorstep.”

A full list of the events across Somerset can found on the Somerset Local Nature Partnership website.

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Published: 8 May 2018

Contact the press office:

Ailsa Stevens
T: 01398 323665
E: info@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk