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I spent the weekend back down at Stackpole, exploring new routes for all our lovely retreat guests.


Not only will we be using Broadhaven South beach as we did back in January but we will be utilising the fantastic trails that surround the lilly ponds. We are going to include far more runs (for those who like running) and hikes so that you get to explore this amazing part of Pembrokeshire!

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Our trails, hikes and runs will take in Bosherston, Stackpole, Stackpole Quay and Barafundle. With milder weather (fingers crossed) we will be able to really enjoy the stunning surroundings and work up an appetite for our delicious new menu!

sweet potato

For more information on our march retreat please get in touch via the contacts page or find us on facebook and stay up to date with all the exciting news!

Elly xx


An adventure to Broadhaven South

Today we spent the afternoon planning some of the outdoor sessions that will feature on the retreat.  From the Stackpole Centre you follow the path along the lakes…

Walk to Broadhaven
Walk to Broadhaven

This is a great track for our runs and hikes!

Through the woodlands, past swans, herons and ducks. As you run further along the trail you can hear the faint sound of the sea.

Which way to the beach?
Which way to the beach?

There it is , Broadhaven South. A beautiful beach with hidden caves and stunning views! Perfect for yoga and beach fitness sessions!

Braodhaven South
Braodhaven South

The picture really doesn’t do this hill justice (it was steep!) Dune running here we come!

Dune running
Dune running

Elly and Kerry X

The benefits of exercising outdoors

What could be more inspiring than being in the great outdoors. Myself and Kerry have the luxury of having the Pembrokeshire coastline and national parks on our doorstep! What could be better than hitting the coastal trails for a run or taking part in a bootcamp class on one of the many beaches.

beach bootcamp


One of the main reasons why we chose Stackpole as our retreats location was the surroundings.  Stackpole is close to lilly ponds, woodlands, award winning beaches and the famous Pembrokeshire coast path and you will get to experience all of this on the retreat.

Bosherston Lilly Ponds
Bosherston Lilly Ponds

Being outdoors brings you closer to nature and this can increase our sense of wellbeing and reduce stress levels. Exercising outdoors actually increases the amount of endorphins, making us feel happier, revitalised and energised. Another fantastic side effect of being outdoors is that it increases our exposure to vitamin D (a natural source of vitamin D is the sun). Why is vitamin D so important? Well is has been proven to help combat hormonal problems, obesity and it can promote the effectiveness of your immune system.



Exercising outdoors can also improve your sleep patterns and your quality of sleep. being outdoors can help reset the bodies internal clock and normalise hormonal functions. All of these can aid in helping you to lose you weight and improve your health.

If you would like more information on Elly and Kerry’s Retreats then please get in touch via the contacts page or contact us on facebook