‘If you choose to be alone you can’t be lonely’: meet the modern-day hermits

‘If you choose to be alone you can’t be lonely’: meet the modern-day hermits

The hermit tradition has endured in some cultures for millennia. But what does it mean today? We meet those who are cut off for a variety of reasons

'If you choose to be alone you can't be lonely': meet the modern-day hermits
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‘Living as a hermit for five years made me more self-sufficient and emotionally strong.’ Neil Ansell’s cottage in Wales.
Photograph: Neil Ansell

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