Did you know, humans can identify far more shades of green than any other colour?  That’s because we are wired to feel calmer, less stressed and more creative when surrounded by nature.  

Arundel has it all.  Not only does the historic town pleasures the eye with its own medieval castle and Victorian cathedral, set along the Arun River, with abundant bird life, Arundel is surrounded by nature.  Beautiful walks through the Arundel parkways, Swanbourne lake, and Arundel Wetland Centre. 

Meditation, what is it?

Simply walking is a form of meditation. It boosts the brain’s ability to communicate to the rest of your body while also maintaining the structure of your brain’s cell membranes, which improves clarity of mind and memory power. Walking meditation improves the functioning of the lungs and the heart.  Arundel is a great place base yourself, surrounded by the perfect walking spots.  Unspoilt ancient woodlands walks (Binstead), breath taking views from the South Downs Way, unspoilt coast lines to breath in the sea air, at Climping and West Beach Littlehampton, all just 10 minutes from Arundel.

Book a relaxing treatment at The Spa Club to enjoy a Day Spa, or for a more speciality treatment, try Bowen Therapy or Facial Reflexology with Karen Wheeler Therapies.   

Want to try a retreat?  

Retreats are purposeful getaways that are aimed at healing.   They are proven to have long term benefits, surrounded by like-minded company and provide peace and an opportunity to really unwind.  You can make your own retreat, just by visiting Arundel and taking in its surrounding beauty or book a retreat to have access to professional guidance and you wont need to worry about planning your stay. 

Arundel is also the home to Let’s Retreat; a magical woodland setting, providing you the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle, retreat into the yurts to reset and restore.

Let’s retreat offer a variety of Yoga and Pilates classes, Thai yoga massage and other treatments, all in wonderful, peaceful surroundings.

In addition you could book day wellbeing events held at The Rook, Amberley and Meditation retreats at Northfields House, Eastergate. 

Or treat yourself to a spa day at Bailiffs Court in Climping, luxury hotel & spa.

Fitness is key to wellbeing, as well as beautiful walks, Arundel is a perfect location for off road mountain biking, the South downs trails, woodland trails and bike trails are a dream to a bike fanatic! Read our bike itinerary here.

Arundel Lido is a real bonus too, summer time swimming and bootcamp classes offered at weekends.

Restfest women’s wellbeing festival is an bi-annual event, just 5 minutes from Arundel.

Arundel really does deserve to be voted the No.1 European retreat town! 

(Arundel came top in the holiday price comparison site TravelSupermarket’s Mindful Getaway Guide)

by Claire Gray, Brooklands Barn