We felt inspired to try joining a group hike, however, we discovered that their style of hiking wasn’t like others which is how we ended up coining the term – ‘Soft Hiking’.
Soft hiking essentially means hiking doesn’t have to be hard. It is less about the activity and difficulty level, but about being soft and kind to yourself when hiking in the outdoors. The goal of a soft hike is not to reach the finish line in the fastest time but to take your time. Take in your surroundings, be gentle on yourself, fuel your body and take breaks when you need to.
It is less about being slow, but about going at your own pace - this could mean hiking up a mountain, a hill or even just a wander in the woods. It is whatever soft means for you. It is not about getting from point A to point B in record time. You can be pushing yourself to hike to the top of Ben Nevis - but in a soft and kind way.