I like taking long walks with my dog.

It gives me a much-needed chance to reflect, to get a bit of fresh air and prespective.

We are very fortunate to live close to a huge network of shared trails of varying difficulties; there is something for everyone. Lots of mountain-bikers frequent the pathways as do walkers, runners and other outdoorsey-type people.

Depending on the amount of time I want to spend I can take one of shorter, more popular loops. Or, opt for one of the longer loops like North Dogsled or PWT. They put us out quite a ways but the…