I really do count myself as being very lucky where I live, as there are lots of different green areas for me to visit. When I'm feeling a bit stressed or a bit down there is nothing I find better then hopping into my car and driving myself to one of these places. My favourite out of all of these spots is Attenborough Nature Reserve, which is just a 15 minute drive from my house.
I really enjoy walking through the woodland tracks and being beside the huge lake which they have, with so much wildlife around. I love taking pictures of birds, ducks and flowers, they are just satisfying beings to capture. Also the whole landscape is so calm and peaceful it's my favourite place to escape the stresses of everyday life. Plus I always find it really helps to take a good book!
There is something about just going back to nature and being within a place like this. I think it is the best de-stress and anti-depressionant that you will ever find. Listening to the wildlife just going about it's day to day life is lovely. Whenever I visit this beautiful place I am always so sad when I have to go back to reality.
Do you have any peaceful havens that you enjoy escaping to? I would love to hear about them.