Ravenwood Castle hopes that you and your loved ones are staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are hopefully all practicing vigilance and safety when it comes to our physical health, we believe it is equally important to protect our emotional well being. While Ravenwood Castle is a perfect, secluded place to escape reality, hiking and adventuring outdoors wherever you may be is not only good for your physical health, but your mental health as well.
At the Castle, we have multiple onsite hiking trails that take you all over the grounds. You can adventure down to the Huntsman’s Hollow or just around the Medieval Village. We are also nearby to some of the most popular spots in Hocking Hills such as Old Man’s Cave and Ash Cave. Depending on your skill level, there are trails in the area for you. For more information about hiking in Hocking Hills, check out the Hocking Hills Hiking Guide.
If you plan on taking to the trails, don’t forget to practice safe hiking. One of the most important things to remember is to bring a buddy if possible when going on an unfamiliar or remote trail. A partner can help navigate or assist if you get hurt. Familiarizing yourself with the trail map and the general area of where you will be hiking is important as well. You want to check the weather and dress accordingly.
If you’re at home, you can take a stroll around your neighborhood or see if there are any hiking trails near you. Even 30 minutes a day can help improve your cardiovascular system as well as boosting your overall health. Being outside and enjoying the fresh air can improve your mood and help combat symptoms of stress or anxiety – during times like these, this is vital.
Whether you’re at home on your treadmill, trekking through the neighborhood, or tying up your hiking boots to take on the trails, walking and most importantly, being outside, is crucial in times like these. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!