Relaxing Retreats

With the year we’ve had, we could all do with a break. Anxiety, stress, financial worries and health problems can all get on top of us. As a result, people are turning to wellbeing breaks in the UK for some rest and relaxation, writes Tracy Hargreaves

It’s a known fact that being outside makes us feel better, whether it’s a brisk walk at lunch or a hike over mountains, but sometimes just a change of scenery also does us good. Research wellbeing breaks and there will be plenty to choose from, that involve getting back to nature. And what’s more, many will organise everything for you, from the accommodation to the itinerary.

It’s a great opportunity to mix with like minded people and give your mind a chance to switch off from everyday life. You can learn new skills such as foraging, making fires, cooking on a campfire or learning to navigate your walking route.

Really get back to nature with a wilderness retreat. Spend time in the remote Welsh mountain ranges flanked by forestland or a small log cabin in Scotland where you can discover secluded beaches up and down the coast, you didn’t even know existed.

If that’s not your thing, the Lake District has many yoga retreats where you can be at peace with yourself. More than ever, yoga is proving beneficial for both the mind and body during these difficult times. Set in beautiful surroundings, with days full of yoga and then relaxing with good food and company in the evening, you definitely won’t want to come home.

If you prefer a bit of pampering, then a luxury spa day is ideal. Check in, book your treatments and enjoy a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea. Treat yourself to a massage, pedicure, facial or body wrap and you’ll leave feeling like a million dollars.

If you want something that all the family can enjoy, then llama trekking might just be the thing. Not only do you get to be out in the countryside, but also enjoy a therapeutic experience in the company of some very well-behaved llamas and learn some fascinating facts about them as well.

It’s important we all take time out for ourselves to switch off and enjoy a work life balance and there are plenty of experiences out there to try something new.



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