Find our ‘Blue Space’ to look after your mental health

Date: 24/04/19

Find our ‘Blue Space’ to look after your mental health

The tranquil lakes and peaceful waterways at Woodlands Country Park provide the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy a more calm, healthy, way of life.


By now, it's well established that working and living environments have a profound effect on health, but little has been written specifically about the positive benefits of water until recently. The term ‘green space’ refers to vegetation (of which we also have plenty here at Woodlands); but the lesser known ‘blue spaces’ are all the visible waters in a place, including lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. Researches have found that living within view of water or ‘blue space’ has a real, quantifiable benefit to mental health. 

Scientist and author Wallace J. Nichols leads experts from around the globe inpublishing mounting scientific evidence that shows when we're near water "Our brains switch into a different mode which can involve mind-wandering, creativity, and sleep, which are all known to be important to health, resilience, and productivity. Psychologists refer to water's changing uniformity as putting us in a state of 'soft fascination,' which can be highly restorative."

In a 2016 study, a team of researchers from New Zealand and the US found that just living within sight of water was linked to lower levels of psychological stress. The fast pace and stressful nature of modern society is increasingly damaging our mental health, so why not put yourself first andchoose a lifestyle that looks after you??

Well, in reality affordability is often a key barrier, with most waterside properties commanding a huge premium in price. But at Woodlands we are able to offer luxury lodges at an affordable price so your dream move could be closer than you think. We have a number of pre owned lodges on the market starting from £125,000.


Buying a lodge at Woodlands Country Park could be the best decision for you, that you have ever made!


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