Name: Mia Hartwell
Position: Assistant Brand Manager
Why do you love the great outdoors?
I never feel fresher or more alive anywhere else. I love being outside & going for long walks - being in the fresh air really clears your mind. Even in the rain, there’s something very satisfying about being outdoors, as long as I’m wrapped up well in waterproofs.
What is your favourite countryside memory?
My best countryside memory has to be camping in the Lake District when I was small. Every night before going to sleep, all you could hear was bird song (and the occasional sheep!). As a result, now whenever I hear woodpigeons, I automatically get very sleepy. A slight inconvenience in the summer!
What makes a perfect picnic?
Picnics always taste fantastic after you’ve just done a long walk to earn them! Being a bit of a cake fiend, for me the perfect picnic would have definitely have to have lots of sweet things. Scones, jam & clotted cream would have to be the ideal accompanied with sunny weather. I’m also rather partial to RYVITA® Fruit Crunch when on the move or as a snack beforehand.
What plans do you have to make the most of the outdoors this year?
I spend most of my time outdoors either on foot or in a boat so that’s the way I’ll spend the rest of the year. I’m always outdoors at the weekend as I’m a rower; come rain or shine, I’ll be on the river with my local boat club. On a warm summer’s day with the river to yourself, you really can’t beat it.
This year, I’m also hoping to walk some of the South West Coast Path. It’s a long term ambition to walk the whole 630 mile route, so step by step this summer I should be getting closer to completing it.
Photo is of Mia walking South West Coast Path
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