This is our second trip to a Forest Holidays retreat and it was just as good as the first. I was anxious that, having been to the Deerpark retreat in Cornwall last October and having an absolutely brilliant time, that this wouldn’t be as good - I’ve revisited places before and been disappointed when they weren’t the same! But, thankfully, despite the 7 hour drive and 6am alarm on a Monday morning we had another fabulous holiday and will definitely continue returning to the Forest Holiday retreats.
We left really early on Monday morning so as not to waste an entire day on the road, it meant we had a bit of an evening to unpack and settle in (obviously test out the hot tub) and relax before starting our holiday properly on the Tuesday.
The views were stunning, we’d chosen our cabin and were looking right over Loch Long. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see the sunset/sunrise from where we were, in fact the only sunrise we saw was on the journey home! The trails through the forest surrounding the retreat were also incredibly beautiful, we were really lucky with the weather and managed a whole week with no rain and relatively warm temperatures too (although we’d all packed for stereotypical just-above-freezing temperatures!).
It's not very often that I come back from a holiday feeling as relaxed as I did this year. It was a brilliant feeling! Of course, the hot-tub and copious amounts of beer played a part in that too but just being able to spend a week not worrying about anything and having all day to do nothing.
Have you ever been to a Forest Holidays retreat, which one did you go to and what did you think?