It is estimated Brits make around 358 million day trips to the countryside each year - and ‘no-fuss’ rural staycations are an increasingly sought out holiday option. 

Now, sustainable living experts Bower Collective have created the Agritourism Index - revealing the best home-based destinations for this travel trend.

The index was produced after analysing the number of farm stays, farm shops, country shows, events and local walking routes in an area.

The data has been put together to map UK counties suitability for an authentic rural getaway.

Hampshire named among best 'agrotourism' destinations

Hampshire makes the top 10 - being named the UK's fourth best 'agrotourism' destination, joint with Cornwall.

The county is rated highly for walking, boasting one of the UK's richest selection of hiking trails, with 801 listed online.

Google searches in Hampshire for 'cottagecore' are the fifth highest in the UK, showing Hampshire residents are some of the keenest to capture the romantic aesthetic of country living.

Top 10 'agrotourism' destinations

Devon topped the rankings, making the top 10 for all factors in the study.

It has more listed farm stays than any other UK country, with 187 listed options offering tourists the chance to taste life on a working farm.

Devon also placed second for the number of farm shops and third for the variety of country shows and events.

Second in the overall table was North Yorkshire, followed by Cumbria, with Hampshire and Cornwall in joint fourth place.

Here is the top 10 in full:

1. Devon
2. North Yorkshire
3. Cumbria
=4. Cornwall
=4. Hampshire
6. Derbyshire
7. Somerset
8. Gloucestershire
9. Kent
10. Lancashire