Conservation charity Devon Wildlife Trust is urging people to spend just a small part of the festive season getting away from the excesses and stresses on wild Christmas escapes.
“We wanted to offer people a chance to escape some of the stresses of Christmas by re-connecting with local nature,” said Devon Wildlife Trust’s Steve Hussey.
“It’s important not to forget your wild side and this needn’t mean consuming more food and drink or spending hours looking at a screen. Instead it means taking a bit of time to get outdoors with the wonderful wildlife and wild places which are local to you. Exploring your wild side provides a great way of re-charging your Christmas spirit.”
Find wild Christmas escapes
In North Devon you can take a stroll beside the white water of the River Torridge at Halsdon nature reserve near Great Torrington or, if feeling more energetic, climb the wildest sections of the Coast Path in to Marsland nature reserve near Hartland.
Devon Wildlife Trust looks after 49 nature reserves around the county including some of Devon’s most beautiful landscapes.
See a map of the reserves visit devonwildlifetrust.org/map.