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Health & Wellbeing in the Lake District

In February of this year, the Office for National Statistics published a report stating that below half of UK adults were satisfied with their overall health. After the shock of the pandemic, it’s no surprise people are paying a little more attention to their mental and physical health and becoming more aware of the impact this can make of their standard of living.

The past few years has also seen a rise in individuals exploring and holidaying within the UK, as an alternative to their annual holidays abroad. National Parks such as The Lake District and The Peak District saw visitor levels increase by vast amounts as people ventured out for their ‘back yard adventures’.

Visiting a National Park is an excellent way to make the most of our beautiful country whilst treating yourself to a peaceful and reforming retreat. The Lake District is teaming with opportunities to optimise your health and wellbeing whilst holidays amongst the hills.

Cold Water Swimming

Taking a plunge in chilly water has been proven to benefit our physical and mental health. We’ve all seen Wim Hof on the TV and the gangs of bikini-clad bodies hurling themselves into the sea on New Year’s Day – but the funny thing is, they’re actually on to something. A dip in the cold can help boost your immune system, improve circulation, reduce stress, and give you a natural high – what’s not to love?

 But before you go running headfirst into Buttermere – why not book yourself in for a wild water swimming lesson? Just like any sport, swimming in the great outdoors can prove very dangerous – so let the professionals show you how!

There are several experiences available to Lake District visitors. We recommend ‘Swim the Lakes’ based in Ambleside. With everything from swimming lessons to wetsuit hire, these guys have got your back in and out of the water.

Spa Day

Looking for a real taste of luxury? Treat yourself to a visit to one of the Lake Districts’  numerous spas’ and make the most of your well-deserved break. Enjoy thermal outdoor pools, herbal lounge, and coconut steam room at the Low Wood Bay Spa in Ambleside. Or take a soak in the outdoor hydrotherapy pool at The Waterfall Spa, Ambleside.

Curate the perfect holiday with Lakeland views and deep relaxation by combining a love of the outdoors, with some valuable down time.  What better way to ease those aching, post-hike legs, than a deep tissue massage?

Guided Mountain Walks

Fancy a hike? We can help with that. Not only is The Lake District teaming with incredible mountain peaks, but we’ve also plenty of outdoor instructors to help you make the most of them!  Bagging your first Wainwright can be daunting, but the outdoors is for everyone and with a little help from a guide – you’ll feel right at home. Companies such as Lake District Mountaineering and Keswick Mountain Adventures pride themselves on making the fells accessible and providing bespoke experiences. Feel confident in your excursions with the help of an expert.

Tempted? At Retreats & Hideaways we’re all about that perfect balance between a luxurious retreat and rural Lake District experience.

For a secluded bolthole, nestled in the foothills of the Kentmere Valley, look no further than our impeccable self-catering apartments Willow & Laurel. Just a stone’s throw from the village of Staveley, and immaculately styled with your every whim in mind, these two properties will have you relaxing the moment you set foot through the door. Perhaps you’re a bigger group, here for a celebration or family get together? Make the most of one of our larger properties, such as The Wilfrid, located in Chapel Stile, with mountain views and numerous hikes from the door. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this hidden gem. Or take advantage of the free gym membership than accompanies a stay at Beech Rock in Bowness, so you can keep your training on track and your mind focused to ensure you make the most of your Lake District escape.


Summer Offer - save up to 20%

Treat yourself to a last-minute escape in the stunning Lake District this Summer and SAVE up to 20%. We have beautiful properties available for every occasion.

(Booking essential, subject to availability.  Offer available till 05/09/24.  Minimum 3 night booking.  Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Discount automatically applied)

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