Winter Wellbeing with Leckford Estate

06 Jan 2023

After a month of festivities, January can often feel like the Monday of all months. In the depths of winter with crisp, cold weather and shorter days, it’s important to focus on your physical and mental wellbeing, allowing you to not only start the year on a high, but to instil best practices to stay healthy year-round.

Healthy Eating 

Here at the Leckford Estate, we stock a huge range of products to help keep you healthy. Maybe one of your new year’s resolutions is to focus on your wellbeing, and we’re here to help you do just that. 

At the Leckford Estate farm shop we stock seasonal and local produce both from our own farm and local suppliers and producers. Shopping locally and seasonally is a great way to, not only support local businesses, but also to help your own sustainability approach. Seasonal food is fresher, tastier, and more nutritious too. It doesn’t get much better than opting for healthy food to nourish the body and mind. 

Cooking healthier meals is easy, whether you’re using fresh or store cupboard ingredients. Try these recipe ideas.

Getting out in Nature 

Whether you’re going for a nice winter stroll, or simply spending time nurturing your garden, getting outside for at least 20 minutes a day can really help your mindset. It’s been proven that time outside helps increase the oxygen levels in your brain, which then increases serotonin levels. 

Join in the big garden bird watch again in 2023. Top up your bird feeders with our mix and match bird food and reusable tub from Longstock Park Nursery and join in the big garden birdwatch for 2023 between 27 - 29 January. 


January is the time to prune roses and free standing fruit trees. Our team of gardening experts can show you how and help you find the right pruning tool from our extensive range of gardening equipment. Call in at Longstock Park Nursery and speak to a member of the team. 

If you like to keep busy, now is the perfect time to create your own sanctuary in your garden. Small or large, luscious green lawns or a quaint courtyard, bringing some greenery, flowers and wildlife into your space can have an incredibly positive effect on your mental health. 

If you’re stuck for inspiration in your garden why not consider employing our design and planting services? Our highly skilled and experienced soft landscapers can help bring your visions to life. 

Take up a New Sport 

The Leckford Estate also manages 16 fishing beats, lake fishing is available year round and is an excellent way to get outside and connect with nature. Discover more about fishing at The Leckford Estate here.

If you’re looking to get outside more or want to try something new, we have two gorgeous 9-hole golf courses for you to enjoy, suitable for beginners and seasoned pros alike. The Leckford golf courses have been curated in harmony with the natural environment to help nature flourish, so take some time to soak it all in on your way round. To apply for membership sign up via our website. 

While the new year inspires change and resolutions to be set, we urge you to make sure you make time for your own wellbeing year-round. We hope to have provided you with some inspiration and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful estate. 

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