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Newquay, England

Flight time: 1 hour 10 minutes
If you really want to blow away the Christmas cobwebs, head to the Cornish coast for a windy walk by the sea or a spot of surfing (Newquay is the surf capital of the UK, after all). Getting there no longer has to involve a long car journey – you can fly direct to Newquay from destinations including London, Manchester and Dublin. Flybe flies from London to Newquay from £64 return.

Short-haul flight destinations to beat the January blues

Words: Ellie Ross

The excitement and cheer of Christmas and the New Year are over for another year – leaving behind credit card bills, cold weather and long, dark nights. Enter the January Blues, that lull in positivity that creeps in during the new year. A trip away might be just the tonic you need to ward off this nasty form of depression.

But you don’t have to travel far or fork out too much to do it – there are plenty of great value, short-haul flights (lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours) to destinations that could help raise the spirits. Here’s our pick of the best.

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