Take a walk outside – it will serve you far more
than pacing around in your mind
- Rasheed Ogunlaru -
Forest Bathing is the process of walking slowly through the forest (or other setting in nature) and experiencing nature directly through hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touching. Other senses are heightened too; perhaps the imaginal sense or the heart sense or the felt sense.
As sensory experience only happens in the present, we begin to appreciate the joys of simply being, allowing for deeper connection with ourselves, with others and with nature.
Forest bathing is now increasingly practised across the world as a preventative medicine and also to combat stress, anxiety and low mood
The typical forest bathing walk that Liz leads lasts about 2.5 hours, and involves no swimming but some gentle walking (covering no more than a mile).
During the walk, Liz offers a series of invitations (which are entirely optional) and which assist participants to connect to the woodland through sight, smell, touch, taste and sound. We finish off with a tea "ceremony" (foraged or herbal tea and snacks).
Who's It For?
Anyone over the age of 16 may attend and it's especially suitable for those who may not choose normally to go for a walk in the woods or exert themselves.
It’s not necessary to be particularly fit. The walk is gentle and has been described by one former participant as "magical"!
What Shall I Wear?
The walk is not physically exerting so warm clothing is recommended as are walking shoes or boots, long trousers (as there are nettles and bramble along the trail) and full waterproofs (if it’s looking like rain). The trail will be muddy in parts
Where and When Do We Meet
Most of the forest bathing walks take place at Broughton Hall Estate, starting at 10.15am and ending by 12.45pm. Full details are provided once payment has been made.
If torrential rain is forecast, the walks do not go ahead and either a full refund is made or you may transfer the payment to another walk. If the walk is to be cancelled, Liz will notify participants 24 hours before the start of the walk (due to the rather unpredictable forecast!)
The walks will go ahead if there is light/medium rainfall.
If you need to cancel, please notify at least 48 hours before the start of the walk to receive a full refund (or if you prefer, to transfer your payment to another walk).
Group Walks In Person: £25pp
Remotely Guided Walks: £15pp
One-to-One in Person: £100 pp (concessions available on a sliding scale)
Forest Bathing Walks
And forget not the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the wind longs to play in your hair.
- Kahlil Gibran -
A Few of our Past Events
Broughton Hall Estate: 30th August (at the beginning of the walk; in the Fire temple)
Broughton Hall Estate: 16th August 2020
Broughton Hall Estate: 2nd August 2020
Broughton Hall Estate: 19th July
5th July: Broughton Hall Estate
28th June: Broughton Hall Estate (starting the walk from the Fire Temple)
21st June 2020 Broughton Hall Estate
Broughton Hall Estate: 14th June 2020
Broughton Hall Estate: 8th March 2020 with James Forrest for an article in the May issue of Mens Fitness Magazine
Broughton Hall Estate: 1st March 2020 with Malcolm Stern, psychotherapist and Sophie Nevill, meditation teacher.
Gisburn Forest: 19th January, 2020
Broughton Hall Estate: one-to-one forest bathing: 18th January 2020
Broughton Hall Estate: 1st September 2019