Barwhillanty Blog… welly wellbeing!
Wash away your winter blues with lung fills of fresh country air at Barwhillanty Estate… the remote, rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway offer an abundance of health benefits to tempt you away for a rural retreat.
An escape to the countryside can be mentally and physically reviving; evidence even suggesting better quality air helps you live longer! Being outside is the forgotten antibiotic, and when combined with exertion or activity, the effect on your wellbeing is boosted even further. Welly wellbeing is what we do best here at Barwhillanty…
Furthermore, with a watersports and sailing centre five minutes away on the beautiful Loch Ken (lochken.co.uk), the ‘7 Stanes Mountain Biking Mecca’ on our doorstep and a feast of tracks and trails for walkers, runners and horse-riders, there really is plentiful opportunity to secure your healthy dose of fresh air and fun, for adults and children alike!
The soothing sights and sounds of nature must also be remembered… we have a whole host of wildlife frolicking in the forests for the keen eye to spot: from red kites to red squirrels, from roe deer to great crested newts. Being in tune with the outside world helps to relax us and has a medicinal effect on stress levels. So let the chattering of the birds wake you and fall asleep under the blanket of a ‘Dark Sky Park’ area, where the lack of light pollution can reveal a staggering amount of stars.
Wholesome living is what we are passionate about; there is nothing better than to come back to a warm, crackling fire and homemade food after a day indulging in the outdoors. Being far from fast food options and takeaway culture, healthy and wholesome eating is easier in the countryside and culinary creativity can be embraced! With our raised beds being made as we speak, soon we will be serving up some of Barwhillanty’s own home-grown greens…
So come and treat yourself to some countryside therapy and reap the rewards of welly wellbeing!
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