Discover Beautiful Nature in Your Own Backyard

We all know that spending time outside is good for your body and good for your soul. And after a long, dark winter, there’s nothing better than soaking up some of that spring sunshine. We’ve selected 3 local places to help you reconnect with nature in unique and meaningful ways.

  

 

A holiday hangout in the trees

Situated in the Blackdown Hills of Devon, The Nest Treehouse allows you to experience life at the top—9 metres high, to be exact. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in a luxury treehouse away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’re at the right address. The area surrounding the mature English oak tree has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is known locally for its walking routes, horse riding and fishing.

 

Nurture your soul in a national park

Brecon Beacons is an exceptional place, even by national park standards. This Welsh piece of paradise contains attractions for all ages, including natural caves, stunning landscapes and adventure farms where kids can make friends with the animals. Between rock climbing, abseiling and nature trails, get ready to be active against a beautiful backdrop of green. And when want to relax for the night, you can enjoy wide, open spaces for some of the best stargazing you’ll ever experience.

 

 

Eco-chic accommodation

Staying in nature doesn’t have to be detrimental to the environment, as evidenced by The Eco-lodge in The Biesbosch National Park. Floating in a pond on the edge of park, the lodge looks over the gorgeous landscape of the Zuilse Polder. It is ingeniously built, with its own toilet, 3 beds and a watch tower. The extremely large windows offer you beautiful views in case the weather forces you to stay inside.  There are no cars allowed for up to 2km away, giving you an ultimate feeling of being alone in nature. 

 

American naturalist and conservationist John Muir famously said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Start your search in any one of these places and your body and soul are sure to thank you for it.