Keeping healthy on Blue Monday!

News at Waterfords | 18/01/2021

Keeping healthy on Blue Monday!

As if we didn’t have enough to contend with, Blue Monday is here! Blue Monday (the third Monday in January) is apparently the most depressing day of the year. So rather than sitting around feeling blue, we thought we would help the Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley community feel their best with some top tips to stay healthy physically and mentally!

Good nutrition and exercise

We all know that a healthy diet and exercise will help keep your immune system and mental health strong, but just how good is your nutrition, and how active are you? You should make sure you eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables every day and take at least 30 minutes of exercise to help keep your body in good condition.

Supporting local businesses

Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley have many local businesses that remain open during lockdown to sell essentials and nutritious food. Rather than your usual supermarket shop, why not support a local fruit and veg stall, delicatessen, bakery or butcher. Their produce will usually be sourced locally, supporting other small businesses and farmers in the area too. They could really do with all our support right now to help them through these tough times.


Our favourite walks in the Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley area

Being a local estate agent for over 25 years means we hear about all the best places to get your daily exercise in the local area. We thought we’d share some of our favourite local walks so you can stay active and healthy this winter. In Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire, we are so lucky to have access to a wonderful selection of greenspace that doesn’t involve travel.

Hawley Lake

(Walks easily accessible from Yateley, Camberley, Fleet and Farnborough)

Enjoy a circular walk around Hawley Lake on this easy walk in Hart, Hampshire. You can start the walk from the Sail Training Centre on the northern side of the water. Trails then take you all the way round the lake, passing through the woodland of Hawley Woods. It's peaceful walk with nice views over the lake, through the trees. The walk is just over 2 miles, generally on good footpaths so fine for little ones. Please note the surrounding area of Hawley Common is a MOD Training Area so please abide by the safety notices.


Fleet Pond

(Walks easily accessible from Fleet and Farnborough)

Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire and the nature reserve has 54.6 hectares (141 acres) of varied habitats. The pond itself occupies approximately half of this area. The surrounding land features heathland, woodland, reedbed and marsh, and is home for many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers. Fleet Pond is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI.) There are several benches around the site and a designated picnic area near the car park.


Hartland Country Park

(Walks easily accessible from Fleet and Farnborough)

This is a new country park between Farnborough and Fleet, which is just becoming established. It has some well laid out paths and some picnic areas along the route. We'd estimate it is about 2.5-3km long. It is relatively quiet and there are lots of different pathways you can take, which keeps it interesting for you and your dog too. You can extend your walk from here by crossing the road over towards the MOD land surrounding Fleet Pond Nature Reserve.


Yateley Common Country Park

(Walks easily accessible from Yateley and Camberley)

With heathland, woodland and ponds, Yateley Common offers a variety of experiences to visitors. You can walk, cycle and horse ride through 193 hectares of varied and wildlife rich surroundings. Once infamous for highwaymen and smugglers, today’s attraction is unspoilt heathland and natural history. Much of the Common is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area (SPA) because of its importance for wildlife. It has a dense network of bridleways with many smaller paths.

Chobham Common

(Walks easily accessible from Camberley and Chobham)

Chobham Common isn’t just beautiful, it’s formidable. The largest National Nature Reserve in the south east of England is a wonderful example of lowland heath, one of the most ancient and characteristic British landscapes, originally created by prehistoric farmers. You will find plenty of open space to walk and run at Chobham Common.


Virginia Water

(Walks easily accessible from Camberley and Chobham)

Virginia Water is very popular all year round, with its glittering waters and abundance of wildlife. The ornamental Cascade waterfall is always a favourite feature - while children love the towering 100 foot Totem Pole, being fascinated by the ten mystical totem characters. There are a variety of beautiful walks around the shores of this stunning lake. Much of it is paved so ideal for pushchairs and wheelchairs, however there are also opportunities to venture off the main path if you like to explore!

Still here for your property needs during lockdown…

Our team at Waterfords are fit, healthy, strong and strictly following government guidelines to keep us all safe. We are ready to advise you on your next home move in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley. Call us on 01252 235348 or email and we will be delighted to help you.

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