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Why a Forest Getaway is the Perfect Long Weekend Holiday

Why a Forest Getaway is the Perfect Long Weekend Holiday

In the digital age we all live in, most of us experience fast-paced lives that are seemingly non-stop. Whether our attention is drawn to social media or the latest Netflix release, it’s all too easy to jump from screen to screen, day after day. For this reason, a forest getaway is the perfect long weekend holiday. Here’s what you can do as you plan your trip, as well as the rationale for a weekend in the woods.


Log off 

Did you know that the average adult in the UK spends 40% of their waking hours in front of a screen? Whether a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or TV, it’s all too easy to settle into your favourite show all weekend without leaving your sofa. But planning a forest getaway gives you a perfect chance to log off. So, leave your devices at home and switch your smartphone to ‘do not disturb’, and enjoy the natural world around you.


Escape from the hustle-and-bustle 

There’s something incredibly grounding about escaping to the forest. While some people love the hustle-and-bustle of the city, others find it overbearing. Whichever camp you fall into, you can undoubtedly benefit from a few days away from the fast pace of life that the city affords. You can start the day with breakfast in bed before wandering the many trails spread out across the forest floor. If you’re lucky, you might not see another soul for the duration of your stay.


Enjoy the great outdoors

In addition to spending too much time on screens, the average Brit spends around 22 hours each day inside the house. Booking a forest getaway provides you with the perfect excuse to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you take your bike or pack your walking boots, you can leisurely weave your way through the forest and take in the natural scents and sounds of the world around you. Bliss! 


Head for long walks

With your gadgets at home and a whole day in front of you, there’s no better time to head out into the countryside for a long and undisturbed walk. Take a leisurely stroll around your camp and keep your eye out for a village pub that you can settle into for an afternoon tipple. You can then return to your camp before dark to enjoy a roaring fire and marshmallows, as we explain below.

Chill around the campfire  

As your day draws to a close, it’s time to set up your campfire. Not only is it an awesome way to chill and pass the time, but relaxing by a campfire is actually good for your health. Among other benefits, sitting around a fire has been shown to reduce blood pressure, which is great for managing stress levels. To ensure you can set your campfire with minimal fuss, check out our handy fire pit bundle that has everything you need to get things underway when you’re not at home. We also have a huge range of kiln-dried firewood and firelighters to make the process that bit easier. 

After working hard all week, you deserve the tranquillity that a forest getaway affords. So, leave the gadgets at home and head to the woods for a weekend of bliss. Just make sure you have the right fuel to light your campfire and a family bag of marshmallows to roast!

18 May 2022

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