Have a Heartland Picnic
While visiting the Heartland of Legends we suggest you take a picnic to enjoy our benign, fragrant nature and reconnect to our lifeline, the earth. The sun is shining and the beauty of the nature around you invites you to enjoy it in its fullest. You will find many designated picnic areas along the Heartland of Legends route that offer picnic facilities. There is no simpler joy than sharing a picnic in the great outdoors.
Both adults and little ones can benefit from spending a bit of time out in nature, whether you are taking a moment to listen to the birdsong, or letting the kids burn off some energy with a run-around.
Picnics are a great stress buster as it helps reduce the stress and anxiety related to work and home. Being an adult is not always easy and it is great to be able to ease up on the responsibility from time to time by lounging in the sunlight.
Eating lunch outdoors is a natural mood booster. You can be amazed how much the lack of sun in your body can affect you mood. There is something about fresh air, sunshine, or a nice breeze that just puts you in good mood and motivates you making you want to get some exercise. We need the vitamin D we get from the sun for maximum absorption of calcium from our food, which helps build strong bones and teeth.
From sunlit hilltops to shady riverbanks, we have plenty of tips to help you find the perfect location, not to mention delicious treats to pack for your outing and even a few ideas to make your picnic more sustainable.
If you are staying at a Heartland of Legends accommodation establishment ask whether they can prepare a legendary basket for your picnic or they can provide you with a blanket and an empty basket for you to fill with local ready to go goodies. Alternatively, you can contact a company that caters specifically for picnic to have everything delivered to you.