*This is a collaboration with Brompton bikes. All words, images and opinions are my own.*
Lately I’ve been running a mini-series on my blog called ‘Exploring my local area’, and it has proved to be a very popular series. A lot of people commenting all seem to agree on one thing: they also want to explore more of their local area. So for todays part of the series, instead talking about somewhere I have explored, I thought instead I would talk about ways that you can explore your local area.
Go for a walk
Ok, I know this might seem a bit weird. After all, we all know exactly where we live right? Wrong. I guarantee that if most of us went for a walk around our towns/cities/countryside or where you live, you will find somewhere you didn’t know was there. Whether it be a house, a shop or a cute street, I guarantee you will find something.
Go for a drive
Get in your car, switch off the sat nav, and just drive. A good idea would be to choose a random place about an hour away, avoid the motorways and main roads, and then stop in every town that you come across. Sure some towns might have nothing of interest, but you never know what churches or cafes you might come across.
Visit a new cafe/restaurant
Recently I was thinking about how many cafes and restaurants are local to me yet I still haven’t tried. Instead I always go to the same places. Small local cafes are also normally a great way to try out local produce and cuisines, and who doesn’t want to support their local community?
Go for a hike/climb
Ok, so this isn’t generally one I do. But my boyfriend is a big fan of climbing, and he’s always up different mountains. Now, he’s not a big social media user, so he doesn’t tend to take a lot of pictures, but when he does- wow. The views are always amazing.
Go for a cycle.
Not only is cycling a great way to exercise, it’s a wonderful way to explore your local area. One thing that always hold me back from going cycling is the fact that I don’t have room in my car to put my bike, and most of the cycling routes I like to do involve a little bit of a drive. Luckily Brompton bikes have a solution for this with their folding bikes. It can be folded down in only 20 seconds, and is then super easy to store or to transport it somewhere (even my little Peugeot 107 aka The Pug could fit it in). There are also four different handlebar designs which means there’s something to suit everyone and it comes in a variety of gorgeous colours. Definitely the perfect bike to help you explore those gorgeous canal tow paths and other various cycle routes. The bikes are also perfect for anyone who lives in the city as due to how little room they take up.
How do you like to explore your local area?
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