Walking weekends nourish body and soul. Trekking just that little bit further increases our exposure to fresh air and the restorative phytoncides plants release, while the satisfaction that accompanies singing muscles, tingling skin and a hearty appetite at the end of the day is a truth universally acknowledged. Where we might differ in opinion of course, is how then, best to relax. For some, nothing less than a lavish meal you don’t have to cook and a comfortable bed followed by a big fried breakfast will do. Others prefer to extend their rapport with the wild by sleeping outdoors – and camping is certainly a cheap option.

Read more in the April 2022 edition of BBC Countryfile Magazine