Nurture with nature
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
Nature is essential to our lives – from the food on our plates, to the clothes we wear, from medicines to mental health benefits.
For centuries, writers, composers, painters and poets have appreciated nature and its ability to inspire awe and wonder, whilst philosophers, physicians, teachers and politicians have made regular reference to its healing and restorative qualities.
Spending time in the natural environment... improves our mental health and feelings of wellbeing. It can reduce stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
There are plenty of things to do in The New Forest whatever the season. If you love to get active on holiday then there are lots of activities on hand, from a simple stroll through the forest to a long-distance hike encompassing our New Forest towns and villages or following along our beautiful coastline.
For further information - things to do in the New Forest, Hampshire
Our top tips
Whether it's a veg patch or a houseplant, nurturing a plant is one of the best ways to feel connected to nature.
have lunch outside
Get your daily quota of vitamin D by eating your lunch outside. If possible try and find somewhere green, but if that's not possible don’t let it stop you.
On those warmer days why not take your workout outside and listen to the sound of the birds while you move.
go for a walk
Such a simple one and it's free! Walk to the shop rather than take the car, walk the kids to school or take the dog for an extra walk around the block. It's much easier to fit in than you think.
Why connect with nature?
CONTRIBUTES TO OVERALL WELLBEING
HELPS IMPROVE OUR MOOD
HELPS IMPROVE OUR ABILITY TO HANDLE STRESS
CONTRIBUTES TO A HEALTHY SLEEP
What do we offer?
ADVICE ON LOCAL EVENTS
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