Join us in this beautiful ancient woodland for a relaxing Forest Bathing experience.
Bonnie is a certified Forest Bathing guide and will be leading this gentle walk in Shining Cliff Woodland.
We do get asked many times, and the answer is no ... no swimming costumes are required for forest bathing! We will be immersing ourselves in the nature of the woodland. There are often muddy puddles, but there will be no swimming involved! Although the session lasts for 2 hours, the distance travelled is minimal as we slow down and invite you to join in some simple mindfulness exercises that will encourage connection to the woodland around us and help us to step away from our routine day-to-day lives.
Research has found that this sensory connection brings many benefits to our mental and physical health. These benefits include strengthened immune system, lowered blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health. As well as bringing about feelings of relaxation and calm, lowering any feelings of stress or anxiety.
These mindful, nature connection walks are for adults only (16yrs and over), and whilst we love seeing dogs enjoying the woodland, we please ask that no dogs are brought to these particular walks.
Bear in mind that it can get quite chilly in the woods even on sunny days, so layer up and wear sturdy footwear for the uneven and sometimes muddy paths.
The session starts and ends at the woodland car park in Shining Cliff woods. This is a private car park in the woods, directions are provided to the meeting point in booking confirmation emails. Please be aware that there are no toilets available during this session.