Health and fitness holidays

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Notes from a tranquil island: slow walking in Orkney
With its mesmerising seascape, the long, low green isle of Shapinsay is perfect for mindful exploration

Joanna Moorhead

21, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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And breathe … a mindful walk on south Wales’ beautiful Gower peninsula
By combining walking with therapeutic exercises and socialising, one charity aims to restore mental wellbeing

Ella Braidwood

16, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wild swimming with a backpack? Welcome to cross country swimming
With the help of some innovative kit, these adventurers can easily negotiate both land and waterways

Phoebe Smith

14, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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40 best spa breaks in the UK
And relax … our roundup pampers to all tastes and wallets, from city-break, pet-friendly and affordable to holistic, medical and wellness

Annabelle Thorpe

26, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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10 great UK yoga retreats in scenic settings
From Cornwall to the Cairngorms, put a spring in your step at a yoga getaway in one of these beautiful spots

Gemma Bowes

06, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Flower power: why blooms are an essential part of any garden
A homegrown bouquet is great for pollinators, a pleasure for people and a green alternative to buying from the cut-flower industry – so don’t forget to include them on your plot

Rebecca Nicholson

01, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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10 of Britain’s wildest adventures for 2022
Cycle through the Highlands, sail around the UK, run across Wales, photograph wildlife on Dartmoor … and more fabulous activities

Rachel Dixon

19, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Outdoor vibes: 10 of Britain’s best wild festivals for 2022
From mountain survival to foraging to Charlotte Church’s pop dungeon … the best adventure and wellness festivals offer outdoor pursuits by day and all-out partying by night

Sian Lewis

27, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Digital detox: Going cold turkey with no wifi in the Lake District
After some early dismay, one family revels in a break from the online world at a remote Lake District cottage

Gemma Bowes

22, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Uphill hikes and downward dogs in the Black Mountains of Wales
A women’s yoga and fell walking break in the Welsh borders leaves our writer with aching muscles but a heart full of joy

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

15, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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All well and good: 10 top healthy retreats in the UK for 2022
Our wellbeing breaks, from chic Richmond to remote Cairngorms, all include some yoga, but add camping, foraging, swimming and even pottery to the mix

Jane Dunford

15, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Covid clinics: hope and high prices on the long road to recovery
Yoga, mud baths and liver compresses… Welcome to the world of luxury wellness and long Covid. Amelia Tait reports on the extreme wealth divide in the search for a cure

Amelia Tait

02, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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