Let’s face it: we’ve all spent more than enough time indoors already this year. Sure, you’ve probably tried to stave off the boredom with a few winter walks. Maybe you even donned three jumpers and your thickest pair of gloves to go and nurse a hot chocolate on a park bench on one of the less freezing days back in January. But it’s hard to feel at one with nature when you can’t even feel your toes.
That kind of sucked, because being surrounded by nature is a brilliant (and scientifically proven) way to destress. It can lessen symptoms of depression and anxiety, improve your mood and increase concentration. After the relentless trials of the past year, a few days’ holiday somewhere vaguely wild is something we could probably all do with.
Fortunately, it’s (mostly) getting sunnier across the UK now and you’re allowed to venture a bit further than the little patch of grass down the road. So make use of the warmer weather and your newfound freedom to reconnect with the great British outdoors at one of these fabulous retreats.