How can camping out in nature improve your physical and mental health?
On a clear spring night, few things can beat the simplicity of falling asleep beneath the stars. It’s something we’ve done since our time on Earth began and, out in the open, as shooting stars cut the sky and owls call, that sense of a less complicated time is stirred.
You can achieve this by tenting, but why not go a step further and bivouac?
Also known as bivvying, this temporary encampment, using little or no facilities, can be achieved in a number of ways.
Pick a warm, cloudless evening, light a fire and roll a sleeping bag out on the beach; build your own woodland shelter from fallen branches; or, on colder nights in the hills, throw a synthetic divvy bag out on the grass and wake at sunrise to a world all yours.
For more ideas about how to be present in nature, here’s our A to Z of mindfulness.