Autumnal Peak District countryside could lift your mood

Embargoed to 0001 Friday September 12''File photo dated 13/11/2013 of autumn colours on trees on Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District, as research suggests that a stroll through countryside decked out in autumn colours can lift people's mood as the nights draw in. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 12, 2014. Analysis for the National Trust found that more than eight out of 10 (84%) people felt that bright autumn walks made them feel happier, healthier and calmer.  See PA story ENVIRONMENT Autumn. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Embargoed to 0001 Friday September 12''File photo dated 13/11/2013 of autumn colours on trees on Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District, as research suggests that a stroll through countryside decked out in autumn colours can lift people's mood as the nights draw in. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday September 12, 2014. Analysis for the National Trust found that more than eight out of 10 (84%) people felt that bright autumn walks made them feel happier, healthier and calmer. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Autumn. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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It’s time to pull on those walking boots – as new research shows a stroll through countryside bathed in warm autumnal colours can lift people’s mood as the darker nights begin to draw in.

Derwent Reservoir near Sheffield in the Peak District, pictured above, is the perfect place to watch the leaves change hue – as a study by the National Trust found more than 84 per cent of people felt happier, healthier and calmer after an autumn stroll.

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