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Be active. Discover our great outdoors.

Be an outsider this summer and get involved! Our #ShireSelfie campaign encourages people to become more physically active in the great outdoors this summer.

In Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we are fortunate to have wonderful natural assets ranging from forests, lakes, rivers, hills and parkland. Our two counties form the perfect landscape for physical activity, from canoeing down the River Wye to strolling the Malvern Hills and exploring the Wyre Forest.

During the months of July and August, we will be promoting a range of outdoor activities and locations to visit using #ShireSelfie. Simply post your selfie getting active in the great outdoors, using the #ShireSelfie hashtag for a chance to win one of our fantastic prizes!

If you would like to promote your organisation or activity please complete the expression of interest available here.

We already know of the benefits that being physically active can have on our mental wellbeing, yet a recent study has scientifically proven, for the first time ever, that being outdoors has a positive effect on our mental health.

Further insight reveals the many other benefits of being physically active outdoors, including:

- Having fun

- Escaping the pressures of everyday life

- Connecting with nature

- Feeling young

(Sport England: Getting Active Outdoors)

So whatever your motive, be an outsider with us this summer and be active in our great outdoors.

Keep following our social media pages for updates on partners, prizes and some inspirational ideas!