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The Transformative Power of Time Outdoors

Whether it's just an hour or a whole day, a dose of outdoor time can make such a big difference to our mental health. And it can change lives too...

Earlier this year, our team travelled across the UK to meet up with three people who serve as incredible case studies for just how brilliant the outdoors can be for us all. It’s a healer, it’s a place for escapism, discovery, thinking space… the list goes on.

We met Rehna. She discovered the outdoors at a relatively late age and is now a qualified outdoor instructor who works to give young people their own first taste of adventure.

And Jessie. During her time as a student in Sheffield she became hooked on the wild beauty and thrills found around the gritstone edges of the eastern Peak District and subsequently decided to divert herself from her expected career path to become a full-time adventure photographer and writer instead.

And finally, Dwayne. For him, the woodlands of Epping in East London became his respite from the pressures of life on a troubled urban estate. He’s now a global TV adventure personality.

This project was produced in partnership with Keen and you’ll see their new fast hiking shoes, the Keen NXIS EVO Mid, throughout this series. These are available to buy via

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