Forest Bathing Walk and Mindfulness in Leigh Woods

Want to feel more relaxed and peaceful whilst getting to spend time in beautiful nature? Well, look no further! This forest bathing experience is the perfect way for you to unwind and reconnect with the great outdoors.

What's forest bathing?

Forest bathing is an outdoor wellness activity where people spend time in peaceful woodland areas and practice mindfulness. It first originated in Japan (known as 'shinrin-yoku.') Scientists discovered that time spent in forests - slowing down and tuning into our senses - improved both our physical health and emotional wellbeing.

Forest bathing is said to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and give your wellbeing a much-needed boost! After all, forests are the perfect place to try mindfulness. They are places where you can truly see the magic of the seasons changing all around you.

Your host Lindsey has 10 years of experience in Wildlife Conservation and recently trained as a Forest Bathing Guide with the desire to 'encourage a deep connection with nature for all people, in order to benefit emotional and physical wellbeing.'

What to expect: - Full day nature retreat - Be led on a forest bathing walk by a trained guide, experienced in mental health work and mindfulness - Learn and practise mindfulness techniques you can use everyday - Explore Leigh Woods (we'll be based in the Paradise Bottom area) - Enjoy blissful moments to explore on your own - Round off the day with tea and cake and a group chat around a fire, bliss!

Take some time out to appreciate what nature has to offer in this guided nature connection walk. You'll be encouraged to try some mindfulness and sensory exercises, and you'll slow down to explore the woods in a small group, as well as some solo time.

Hopefully there'll be lots of bluebells out to enjoy too!

This experience will be rounded off with tea/coffee and homemade cake from a local baker together round a fire at a private forest school site (which will be our meeting and end point.) There will be the invitation to share with the group how the experience was for you.

You are welcome to stay until 5pm if you'd like to have a bit longer in the woods, and we'll aim to finish officially at 4:30pm.

This experience is made for beginners, so no prior experience is necessary! Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (Adult) £40

How to get there

Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Maximum group size of 18 people.
  • This experience is socially distanced during walks and activities.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Toilets and sinks are available.

On the day

  • Location: Paradise Bottom, Leigh Woods
  • Parking and meeting point details will be sent on the week of the event
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes. Be prepared for muddy ground
  • Please bring a journal/sketchbook
  • Please bring snacks and bottled water
  • This will only be cancelled if bad weather results in dangerously high winds or storms Your host will contact you if so.
  • This is a calm experience aimed at adults. Please don't bring dogs on this walk.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Lindsey Death (She/Her)

Lindsey is a trained International Forest Therapy Guide. With 10 years spent working in wildlife conservation. With a background in mental health work, she's passionate about bringing science-based mindfulness techniques to spending time in beautiful, wild places. Her calm and friendly well-being events will help you reconnect to the natural world, reduce stress and feel uplifted!

Hannah Morris

Hannah was inspired to create Wild Folk to help people immerse themselves in nature, enjoy cooking on fires and socialise in a supportive community. She started Wild Folk as a meetup group here in the South West that people could come to alone or with friends, and now offers a variety of nature experiences.

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