If anyone knows a thing or two about walking, it’s author of A Walk from the Wild Edge, Jake Tyler. CALM caught up with the mental health advocate to hear why you don’t need to be hardcore hiker to reap the benefits of moving for your mental wellbeing.
A guy whose walking boots have trudged a hefty 3,000 miles, Jake left Brighton to walk around the UK with just a tent and backpack after hitting a low with his emotional health. His book tells the story of how he circumnavigated the British mainland and why he took off on such a huge trek:
“The book is about how hitting rock bottom enabled me to unlock potential I didn’t know I had. It’s my journey to understanding myself as a person, my own mental health and the mental health of the country. It’s about encouraging other people to get outside and use walking and being in nature as a way to manage their mental health and a realisation through the miles I walked that we’re all in this together.”