Adventures & Escapes

FOREST BATHING: Natural Wellbeing
at nature’s pace

£35.00

Discover how the magic of woods can bring you health and happiness, deep peace and restoration, on a Forest Bathing adventure amongst the wonderful woodlands of the Lake District National Park.

The practice of Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku – Japanese for “forest” and “bath”) using all of our senses: sight, touch, sound, smell, taste, emerged in Japan in the 1980s. As humans we are instinctively drawn to woodlands: the tranquil, quiet atmosphere, infused with sweet birdsong;  the beautiful, green scenery and fresh, woodland air; the sense of calm, peace and restoration that envelops you.

Until the early 2000s there was little scientific research to evaluate the therapeutic benefits to our physical and mental health of spending time amongst the trees. But the results of academic research have proved to be hugely impressive.

As well as practising the art of Forest Bathing on this 3 hour session, immersed, transported and relaxed in the magical woodlands, we’ll give you the tools to take Forest Bathing nature connectedness back into your daily lives and we’ll discuss the incredible impacts for your health: increased immunity, lowered blood pressure, reduced stress and anxiety, improved moods, better sleep and more happiness.

We’ll end the adventure enjoying a forest brew together (our take on the traditional tea ceremony!)

Locations:

We are lucky to be able to immerse ourselves with three truly beautiful sites to choose from. Each with it’s own distinct and special character.

 

STAVELEY, South Lake District – Created and owned by landscape charity Friends of the Lake District, this magical woodland is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. £5 from every booking goes towards supporting their conservation work.

2024 Dates

  • Tuesday 14th MAY – 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday 30th JUNE 9.30 a.m. 10 12.30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 30th JULY – 6 to 9 p.m.

 

RUSLAND VALLEY, South Lake District – Tucked away in a hidden, tranquil corner of this beautiful and much less visited part of the Lakes, be transported by the quiet and calm of the native trees.

NADDLE, near HAWESWATER, Eastern Lake District – Managed by the RSPB the peace and bountiful wildlife will work its magic upon you.

 

What’s included:

  • 3 hour Forest Bathing and learning session
  • A delicious woodland brew!

What’s not included:

  • Transport
  • Food/snacks

Cost: £35pp

Reconnect

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.”

Mary Davis

Rewild

“If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.”

Buddha

Restore

“I come into the peace of wild things………….For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” 

Wendell Berry

At a glance Calendar

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  • Kendal Walking Festival Wild & Well SWIM HIKE
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