Health and fitness holidays

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It’s snow time: 10 new winter holidays in Europe for skiers and non-skiers
Fresh ideas from the Dolomites to the Arctic include rail tours, gourmet mountain huts, eco-friendly snowmobiling – and great skiing

Gemma Bowes

30, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 of the best eco-friendly places to stay in Europe
Sustainable stays offering the chance to share mountain views with bears, sleep easy in a low-carbon hotel and wellness experiences

Holly Tuppen

23, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Jump in and chill out: 10 of Britain’s best affordable retreats
From an ice-cold plunge to a Finnish sauna, treat yourself to massages, steam rooms and scrubs

Caroline Sylger Jones

16, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Core needs: wellbeing holidays bounce back to tackle ‘pandemic posture’
Wellness tourism continues to grow with demand driven by the ageing boomer generation and health-conscious millennials

Harriet Sherwood

05, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Indigenous Amazon singers and sacred cacao … the UK festival that’s wild in a different way
The Medicine weekender specialises in nature and cultural exchange – a rare festival that you leave feeling better than when you arrived

Jane Dunford

01, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The saints go marching on: taking a pilgrim’s trek across north-east England
On a four-day hike from Heavenfield to Durham, our writer takes in the scenery, sunshine and sourdough on one of six new – but ancient – pilgrimage routes

Phoebe Taplin

24, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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I walked from Land’s End to John o’Groats – and learned three soothing lessons
Hiking the length of Britain I realised that some things I thought possible as a child really are

James Gingell

13, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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And relax! From gong baths to mindful drinking: how to really unwind on a holiday at home
With the pandemic scrambling travel plans, many of us are staying put this summer. But can your own house ever be as restful a vacation setting as flopping on a sunlounger? One writer spends a week finding out

Emma Beddington

11, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Go rewild in the country: a weekend kids’ camp in Sussex
Nature and falconry sessions on the mystical High Weald are topped off by a session at a ‘wild spa’. It’s a joyful, muddy hit with this family

Gemma Bowes

20, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Canoeing and mindfulness retreat, Devon
A historic estate overlooking the River Dart is the base for a mindful connection with nature that’s all about ‘stillness and flow’

Rachel Dixon

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 UK retreats to re-energise mind, body and soul
If the past year has been a slog, these breaks focusing on yoga and mindfulness can help restore balance, health and creativity

Caroline Sylger Jones

26, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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No more emails: why I’m walking from Land’s End to John o’Groats
As a government civil servant, I was burnt out from working on Brexit and Covid and needed a change of scene. Trekking the length of Britain is just the tonic

James Gingell

13, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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