One of the most important things for our overall wellness is to get back to nature. Living in the city, I find it so crucial to get out, stretch my legs and get some much needed fresh air as often as my schedule permits.
This weekend I took a trip up to Baildon in Yorkshire to visit my dearest friend Hazel. We walked out into the woods and up to Trig Point to take in the spectacular views. I thought I’d share a few pics and a little outdoor and country style, not to mention those breathtaking views…
Bedale Wax Jacket from Barbour
I wore my trusty old favourite Bedale Wax Jacket from Barbour. The Bedale Jacket from Barbour is a menswear style. Often I opt for menswear pieces when it comes to my outdoor and country style, as they tend to be simple in design and most importantly comfortable. When it comes to country attire I try to keep it classic. As I’ve mentioned before, my outdoor and county look is deeply inspired by Dame Helen Mirren as The Queen (minus the Land Rover and rifle).
Red Gingham shirt from The Savile Row Company
We walked up to Trig Point, a point that marks the summit of the hill in Baildon. The views out from Trig Point stretch for miles. There’s nothing like staring out at the horizon to put your everyday gripes into perspective. As they say in my Motherland it was “blowing a hoolie” (Scottish for very windy), never the less it was lovely to blow off the worries and take in the vista.
Wool Scarf from Ralph Lauren
The strong winds gave me that pinkish countryside complexion, putting the colour back in my cheeks. We walked over the remnants of fallen bracken fern down the hill towards Saltaire. Along the way we saw lambs, rabbits, peacocks, birds and some rare butterflies. The whole place was alive. The trees have returned to green and the flowers were in early bloom, despite the cold temperatures.
Wellies from Hunter
Striding through the meadow we spotted several stunning, rather unusual looking butterflies. I photographed this one so that we could check to see what it was called once we were back on wifi. Turns it’s a rare female Orange Tip Butterfly, how beautiful. Reading online about the Orange Tip Butterfly, many people believe it represents rebirth. Apt I guess, spring itself is a rebirth of sorts…
‘When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than the British countryside’ -Ross Kemp