The outdoors is good for us. More and more, the health benefits of the outdoors are proven by science. Our modern lifestyles can be relentless. Now more than ever, it is essential that we build-in time for ourselves and time spent in nature. Walking holidays Essex offer an excellent chance to do just that!
Benefits of Walking Holidays Essex
Walking holidays include a number of benefits. Firstly, walking holidays are a more environmentally-friendly form of travel. With no carbon-emissions, walking is easy on the environment. Likewise, trails are thinner than roads which reduces their environmental impact. Secondly, walking holidays can be budget-friendly. Once you arrive at your walking destination, your transport costs are minimal – you’re using your own two feet! Thirdly, a unique holiday. By wandering trails at your own pace, many times to places most tourists won’t see, you uncover special people, places and experiences that are unique to your day’s walk. Finally, your health. Whether you regularly participate in exercise or find it difficult to work fitness into your day-to-day routine, a walking holiday is a great opportunity to improve your health. Walking is well-known to improve health and longevity and a walking holiday can be a great way to start a walking habit.
Walking Holidays Essex: Where to Go
Walking holidays Essex offer all these benefits and more. Located close to London and Stansted Airport, people from around the country can easily travel to our region at limited expense. Moreover, our region boasts fantastic coastline, forests and country-lanes ripe for walking holidays. Throughout the year, our stunning natural scenery offers plenty to delight and refresh walkers. On the one hand, Essex winter walks can clear the mind and refresh the spirit. On the other hand, ramblers can saunter through “Constable Country” on the Essex-Suffolk border, viewing landscapes captured by the Victorian-era painter. As one of the top 50 walks in Britain, you’ll move between country meadows and picture-postcard villages. Likewise, walkers can take-in some of Britain’s finest beaches right here in Essex. Whatever your pleasure, walking holidays Essex has something to restore and revitalise you.
Harwood House for Walking Holidays Essex
Conveniently located 10 minutes from Stansted Airport in the lovely market town of Great Dunmow, Harwood House Stansted B&B often hosts travellers headed abroad. However, our guest Clare used Harwood House as a base for her walking holiday Essex:
Unlike other reviewers, I stayed for three nights at Harwood House, using it as a base for walking in the beautiful Essex countryside with three girlfriends. For those walkers among you, Great Dunmow is on the Flitch Way walking path and there are plenty of well signed footpaths in the area. Ian and Helen were wonderful hosts and worked very hard at making us feel welcome. They asked if there was anything extra we wanted for breakfast on the second day (plain yoghurt) which was immediately provided and very kindly washed a light coloured sweatshirt which had tea spilt on it. Ian also advised on local eateries and booked us a table at a local pub – which was excellent btw. Our rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were very, very good; probably the best breakfasts we have had in the many B&B’s we have stayed in over the years. We were concerned that the nearness of Stansted would be a problem but there was no disturbance at all from any sort of aircraft noise. There are great pubs in the local, good walks abound, Great Dunmow and the area is pretty and welcoming – well worth visiting without the need to go to Stansted! I would thoroughly recommend this B&B not just for when going on holiday abroad, but as a base for exploring the area. ~ Clare B, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
As a locally run B&B we are well-placed to help you get the most out of your trip to Essex. This is why guests choose to stay at B&Bs rather than hotels! Our local knowledge and personal service cannot be beat by the big hotel chains. Indeed, we look forward to crafting a unique walking holiday for you. Get in touch to book with Harwood House!