Life can be tiring and stressful at times, when this happens it is important to make sure you take time to nurture yourself and reboot.

A short break in Lancashire is the perfect medicine, with its award-winning spas, rolling countryside and coast and wellness facilities, here are a few suggestions to help rebalance and rejuvenate.

Take off your shoes and walk barefoot on the grass, inhale the fresh green air and slowly let go. Research shows that being in nature relaxes the body, reduces feelings of stress and improves your mood. Connect with nature through a mindful walk around one of Lancashire’s many green spaces admiring the changing of the leaves, learn about the local wildlife at a nature reserve or simply take a few deep breaths of the fresh sea air.

Brockholes, Beacon Fell, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Singing Ringing Tree – Panopticon, Pendle Hill, Forest of Bowland AONB, Lytham St Annes and Rivington Pike, all make fantastic places to explore.

Alternatively slip into the comfort of a soft cotton robe and lose yourself in luxury at one of Lancashire spas, each one surrounded by stunning countryside and greenery, making it easy to forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life and to embrace the here and now.

Choose from Inside Spa, Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, Stanley House Hotel & Spa and The Woodland Spa, all of which offer spa packages perfect for unwinding.

Or how about trying out the heart-warming tradition of Hygge (pronounced hue-guh). This Danish concept roughly translated to ‘cosiness’ involves embracing the colder months by spending time with the people you love. Think fairy lights, log fires, blankets and hot chocolate with your favourite individuals.

Perfect places to create a Hygge vibe; Samlesbury Hall huts, The Shireburn Arms, The Cartford Inn, Lantern & Larks, Hare House & Barn Owl at Cobblestone Barn.

For a deeper sense of relaxation and wellbeing why not try a meditation class, learn the art of yoga or indulge in a therapeutic sound bath. Classes and programmes are available across the whole of Lancashire, providing respite from a busy schedule.

However you decide to relax, Lancashire offers a fantastic range of options to create a soothing short break holiday that is so good it feels like a month away not a few days.

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