The UK may be a ‘small island’ in some people’s minds but I think we are so lucky to have so much countryside around us, and no matter where you live you can generally find a green space pretty close.
There are thousands of public footpaths, parks, and greens to take advantage of and with the nice weather and light evenings I’ve taken to having a nice stroll along the many footpaths in my area of Kent.
I’m lucky to live in a village surrounded by fields and it’s seems that there’s an endless amount of routes I could choose to walk along, but I guarantee that wherever you live you will be able to ‘get away from it’ even if that’s having a walk along a canal or public park.
It’s also a good opportunity for me to practice my photography and although I can’t always have my DSLR camera with me, I’ll always have my iPhone and these photos were taken on that.
The photo above is from the Great Stour Way, a cycle and footpath linking Chartham and Canterbury, and not only do you get great scenery but you also get to see quite a few farm animals from Sheep to Highland Cattle.
I’m about 11 miles from Ashford which is a very built up town but even there you will find green spaces and and some lovely views. This was taken on a footpath along a duel carriageway near some large retail parks!
If you’ve not got any hobbies then how about walking and photography? Keep fit, great subject matter for photos, and you get to enjoy the countryside too!