The Ultimate Guide to Wellness Holidays in England This Year

Discover a path to rejuvenation and adventure with our curated list of the best wellness retreats in England this year. Whether you seek the tranquility of yoga on the south coast, the invigorating challenge of mountain biking in the North York Moors National Park, or the holistic benefits of a comprehensive health retreat, England offers a diverse array of wellness experiences. From serene hiking holidays in Wordsworth Country to catching a wave in Cornwall, each destination promises a unique blend of relaxation and activity, perfect for restoring balance and vitality. Join us as we explore the top wellness getaways that will leave you refreshed and inspired for the year ahead...

Hike The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales

This hiking retreat in the Yorkshire Dales features the challenging Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge, offering an opportunity to test your endurance and conquer new heights. Participants will strengthen their bodies and sharpen their minds, invigorated by rigorous climbs and breathtaking scenery. Completing the three-peak challenge—Pen-y-Ghent (694 meters), Whernside (736 meters), and Ingleborough (723 meters)—will boost confidence and resilience, leaving hikers with a profound sense of accomplishment.

The retreat includes three nights’ accommodation in a spacious, luxury cottage, two meals per day, and the support of experienced guides available around the clock. Additionally, attendees receive a personal coaching session with a tailored action plan, pre-booking and check-in calls, and a follow-up progress call. Healthy breakfasts and hearty meals cater to dietary requirements, ensuring participants are well-fueled for the adventure.

Dates: 6/5/2024 - 6/8/2024

Holistic Health and Healing Experience in England

Join a transformative Holistic Health and Healing Retreat focused in the serene landscapes of the Wye Valley. This comprehensive program, guided by experienced practitioners, rejuvenates mind, body, and spirit. The retreat includes yoga and meditation sessions, nutrition workshops, and personalized wellness consultations, all tailored to individual needs.

Participants will enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments, nature walks, and nourishing organic cuisine. The retreat also offers cooking and yoga lessons, Ayurvedic doctor consultations, and life coaching sessions. Engage in gardening, village walks, and talks with a Buddhist monk. With private yoga classes and the opportunity to pick seasonal produce from gardens, this retreat supports overall well-being and a deeper connection with oneself.

Dates: Several dates available throughout the year

Spirit of Adventure Retreat in North Yorkshire

The two-night Spirit of Adventure Retreat in beautiful North Yorkshire is based in Guisborough, to the north of the North York Moors National Park. Depending on the wave forecast, adventurous participants will either enjoy a stand-up paddleboarding river tour of The Esk or a surf lesson in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Guided hikes through the rugged countryside and opportunities for wild swimming in stunning coastal locations will invigorate and challenge you.

Accommodation includes spacious twin ensuite rooms in the heart of Guisborough, close to cafes, shops, and traditional pubs. Hearty and healthy breakfasts and dinners, served with wine, are provided, while lunch can be purchased at local bakeries or cafes. This retreat is perfect for those seeking an exhilarating getaway with a focus on outdoor activities and camaraderie.

Dates: 9/6/2024 - 9/8/2024

Mountain Bike Adventure in North Yorkshire

Head to beautiful North Yorkshire for a two-night mountain bike adventure camp based in Guisborough. Guided by seasoned trialthlon coaches Emma and Katie, each day features exciting off-road bike rides through the North York Moors and surrounding areas, with routes ranging from two to five hours. Riders will encounter a mix of tracks, moorland, and woodland, with sections suitable for various skill levels, including some technically challenging parts.

The retreat includes breakfast and dinner served with wine, while lunch can be purchased at local bakeries or cafes. Accommodations feature spacious twin ensuite rooms in picturesque Guisborough, close to the viallge’s cafes, shops, and hearty pubs. This camp is ideal for intermediate cyclists and those new to off-road riding seeking to build confidence in a relaxed, friendly group setting.

Dates: 9/8/2024 - 9/10/2024

Mountain Trails: Crossing The Lake District

This spectacular 3-day trail running adventure takes you through the heart of Wordsworth Country, crossing the Lake District National Park from Coniston across lush woodlands, fell tops, and shorelines. Covering approximately 24 kilometers per day, this journey offers the finest Cumbrian culture and nature. Guided by qualified trail running coaches, participants will traverse hidden valleys, climb mountainous passes, and enjoy wild swimming in crystal-clear streams.

This fully supported retreat includes cozy hotel accommodations, breakfast, and picnic lunches. Runners will travel light, with luggage transfers and aid stations provided. The terrain varies from hard-packed trails to boulder sections, with undulating and steep hill sections. Suitable for a range of running abilities, the group may split to allow everyone to run at their own comfortable pace.

Dates: 8/7/2024 - 8/10/2024

Swim Packing Adventure in Studland

Pack your raft and join a three-day swim-packing adventure along Studland Bay to Poole Harbour. Spend the first night in a spacious, pre-pitched bell tent on Brownsea Island, known for its red squirrels and historical significance, and enjoy a delicious camp-side dinner prepared by your private outdoor chef.

On day two, after a hearty breakfast, you’ll swim around Brownsea Island or take a shorter route before rafting to your final campsite on the shores of Poole Harbour. Relax in your bell tent and savor another meal from the excellent chef. Day three features a direct swim back to the starting point, followed by a waterside breakfast and delicious homemade cake. All activities, swim coaches, and lifeguards are included for your safety and enjoyment.

Dates: 7/4/2024 - 7/6/2024

Weight Loss Retreat and Fitness Camp in Devon

Immerse yourself in a six-day weight loss retreat and fitness camp set in award-winning cottages on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. You'll find peace and tranquility in a renovated Victorian farm while enjoying massage and beauty therapies, breathtaking beach and moor walks, and workshops led by the ITV Fitness Guru.

During your stay, engage in exercises tailored to your fitness level, nutrition workshops, and a comprehensive wellness program. Highlights include the South Devon Coastal Walk and Dartmoor's Tiny Tor walk, both accessible for all fitness levels. Your package includes accommodation, all meals, workshops, a private health assessment, and free transportation from the train station. Rejuvenate your body and mind in this serene Devon setting.

Dates: Several dates available throughout the year

Wild Woman Nature Retreat in Cumbria

Reconnect with nature and yourself at the Wild Woman Nature Retreat in Cumbria. Through yoga, meditation, and connecting with the local flora and fauna, you will find healing for your body, mind, and soul. Amid the beautiful Lake District—the inspiration of the celebrated Lake Poets—you will engage in various wellness practices designed to help you shed worries and embrace the surrounding serenity.

Highlights include four yoga classes, horse meditation, wild swimming, a cacao ceremony, barefooting, campfire circles, delicious vegetarian meals, and dancing. You will stay in cozy cabins or yurts with wood-burning stoves, with options for shared or exclusive accommodation. Sharing space fosters community and togetherness, enhancing your retreat experience and helping you form strong, unshakable bonds with fellow participants.

Dates: 6/7/2024 - 6/10/2024 and 6/21/2024 - 6/24/2024

Women's Surf and Yoga in Cornwall

At the Women's Surf and Yoga in Cornwall, you will begin each day practicing the art of surfing, challenging your balance, and pushing your limits, followed by afternoons of rejuvenation with yoga and relaxation. Breathe in the salty Cornish air, which brings you closer to tranquility. This retreat provides invigorating yet achievable challenges, engaging your mind, body, and soul with a range of activities, nutritious cuisine, and cozy accommodations.

Enjoy two surf sessions with highly qualified instructors in a supportive environment, perfect for beginners and seasoned surfers alike. Daily yoga sessions, led by a nurturing instructor, prepare your body for the water and help you unwind. Stay in a beautiful art deco spa hotel on the north Cornish coastal cliffs, complete with stunning views, delicious meals, and luxurious spa facilities. Reconnect with nature on optional coastal walks and swims, enhancing your retreat experience.

Dates: 10/18/2024 - 10/20/2024 and 11/22/2024 - 11/24/2024


In the End

It’s hard not to get drawn in by all that England has to offer. Whether you are looking to swim, run, hike or simply relax–the United Kingdom has plenty to offer.

And if you're still not sure where to start, or if you need help planning your trip or if you are looking for alternate dates and locations, please don't hesitate to get in touch.  We'd be happy to help you find the perfect trip for your needs...And if you want to see more great trip suggestions, visit us today at Activ Retreats.


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