Team Forestipedia | Sharing all the best tips and secrets of the forest
We all need to find our wild once more. Or perhaps you might need help to discover it? The whole world has stood still for too long, so we want to help you make plans, get back to nature â€“ and find that forest feeling.
ToÂ rewildÂ [verb] : ToÂ reconnect withÂ natureÂ andÂ toÂ allowÂ our natural surroundingsÂ and the wild to improveÂ ourÂ physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.Â
Finding your wild means something different to everyone.Â Kayaking as the sun goes down. Toasting marshmallows over an open fire. Enjoying breakfast al fresco. Stargazing. Itâ€™s all those things and much more.Â
Weâ€™ve gatheredÂ fiveÂ wild wellness ways and how you can allow rewilding intoÂ yourÂ everyday:Â
Explore off the beaten track.Â Discover natural wonders.Â Get wet and wild.Â Â
Sometimes you just need to discover aÂ differentÂ viewÂ of the world,Â share a new experience with loved ones or uncover hidden unspoilt havens.Â It could be dipping into the cool clear waters of a lake. It could be heading out far beyond the eye can see on your bike.Â Nature has endless possibilities and thatâ€™s the beauty of it.Â
Explore off the beaten track.
Where to go?Â Make a splash canoeing down the river WyeÂ at dusk - close to ourÂ Forest of DeanÂ location. The beauty of the river Wye and its surroundings is best explored from in the water in one of our canoes. Trust us, itâ€™s even more beautiful as the sun comes down.Â
Forest foraging.Â Blackberries in the bush.Â AÂ picnic-perfect sun-dappled clearing.Â
Thereâ€™s nothing quite like the joy of sharing a picnic with loved ones in the great outdoors. Sunlit hill tops to grassy riverbanks, thereâ€™s a picture-perfect picnic spot near you just waiting to be uncovered. Root throw hedgerows in search of blackberries. Pick some fragrant elderflowers and sample elderflower cordial whenÂ getÂ home.Â Trust us, foraging gives you a satisfying feeling in both youÂ
Where to go?Â Surrounded by rolling Hampshire hills, our Blackwood Forest location offers a Forest Bathing experience.Â Youâ€™llÂ take a guided walk with us and finish with aÂ freshly pickedÂ nettle tea ceremony.Â
No phones. No laptops.Â Just you and your loved ones.Â Reconnecting.Â Bliss.Â Â
Disconnect from the digital world for a whileÂ (even just ten minutes).Â The great outdoorsÂ helpsÂ bring us back into the real world, and reconnect with nature and ourselves.Â Feel free from the demands of your digital life and carve out meaningful and mindful habits.Â Itâ€™s just aÂ simpleÂ stepÂ to help re-wild your brain and bodyÂ andÂ restoreÂ a littleÂ harmony.Â
No phones. No laptops. Just you and your loved ones. Reconnecting.
Where to go?Â Head to our Keldy location and youâ€™ll completely switch off. Our mobile signal is very patchy. We donâ€™t think thatâ€™s a bad thing,Â but of course you can enjoy ourÂ WifiÂ if you wish.Â
Take timeÂ in the fresh air.Â Build dens. Climb trees. Get a little bit muddy.Â Â
Gloriously muddy adventures are the perfect way to reconnect.Â They are made even better in the rain!Â Splash inÂ those puddles like you once did. Throw off your shoes and walk barefoot.Â Feel grounded and even closer to nature.Â Take time. Time to discoverÂ nature and the beauty of landscapes far beyond. Take time to have fun and laugh with loved ones. Take time to just be.Â Â
Where to go?Â Enjoy anÂ adventureÂ climbing trees at our Thorpe Forest location. Youâ€™llÂ ascendÂ towering pines to a height of 20 metresÂ to get some of the very bestÂ birds-eye views of the forest.Â
Birdsong on the breeze. The scrunch of beechnuts underfoot. The rippling of a nearby stream.Â
Use your ears as much as yourÂ eyesÂ as you wander. Itâ€™s magical just listening to the sounds of nature, it awakens the senses. What can you hear? TheÂ birds singing, leaves gently rustling,Â the buzz of bees around wildflowers.Â Allow the sounds to flow through you and feel its calming effects.Â
Birdsong on the breeze. The scrunch of beechnuts underfoot.
Where to go?Â Head to our Sherwood ForestÂ location andÂ listen out for the tawny owl. In winter, the hooting of the nocturnal tawny owl fills the air, with their striking gingery-brown feathers standing out against the frosty forest backdrop. Watch as they hunt for mice and â€˜talkâ€™ to each other during the courting season.Â
There are lots of places to stay in the UK, but only one where you can sleep under the stars in a real forest, in a cosy cabin that feels like a home from home.Â Â
The forest is your playground. Itâ€™s a place full of wonder, just waiting to be discovered.Â Thatâ€™s the beauty of Forest Holidays.Â Itâ€™s the ultimate base for rewilding.Â Itâ€™sÂ endless possibilities. Itâ€™s whatever you want it to be.Â Itâ€™s what makes our holidays and experiences so special - you donâ€™t just visit the forest, you feel it.Â
Youâ€™ll find everything you need toÂ rewildÂ yourself.Â Weâ€™ll give youÂ a helping hand to get you closer to nature â€“ and find that forest feeling with us.Â