Scared to hike alone? Solo Hikes & What You Need To Know

If you’re like many and considering a solo hike but are put off by anxious thoughts of everything that could go wrong, then you’re not alone.


Amanda solo hiking in early 2022 along the Great Ocean Walk.


'There is something incredibly thrilling and invigorating about taking a solo hike. I can guarantee you that I have faced my fears on the trail – including coming face to face with an angry Tiger snake '



When we think of something ‘fun’ to do, there aren’t too many that would jump at the chance to take a solo hike. It’s confronting and really rips us out of our comfort zone and throws us into uncertainty – where fear can override any desire to do something challenging that stimulates personal growth.


The best way to face your fears is to understand them.


Often, we create an elaborate story around the fears we hold, it’s a justification because we don’t recognise what we need to do in order to overcome them.


There is something incredibly thrilling and invigorating about taking a solo hike. I can guarantee you that I have faced my fears on the trail – including coming face to face with an angry Tiger snake – however, pre-empting these situations and devising solutions helps to ease any anxiety you have.


Knowledge is power and when applied to fear, makes them a little less scary. So, let’s unpack some of the most common fears people have and address them with a pragmatic approach.


FACING YOUR FEARS


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This should be in the ‘benefits’ section. Nature is the ideal place to switch off – disconnect from the technological world and back into the connection that promotes a healthy body & Mind – our natural world.

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