Larkhill is an eco-friendly glamping site in Carmarthenshire, West Wales, that my partner and I stayed at for my 23rd birthday. We chose to stay in the Bentwood Yurt, but there are currently four other structures you can stay in, including a Tipi and a Mongolian Ger. Each of these has been handmade by the owners, Fran and Tony and their children. It is a unique and, dare I say magical place to stay – despite us visiting in the winter. From the actual buildings to the play area with fairy houses, Larkhill is a lovely experience that has been handcrafted by people that really care about your experience and the environment.
This episode of the #OxfordMentalHealth video series on YouTube features a fantastic conversation about mindfulness and gardening. It is a lovely watch to top up our understanding of the impact of nature on our mental health.
According to the University of Derby course on the topic, nature connectedness (the feeling of being mentally, emotionally connected with nature) can improve our wellbeing. What this means is that at times when our access to the outdoors is limited, we can practice that sense of connection with nature at home. Here are my five top tips on how to do that.