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Women in pink coat walking through spring woodland
Blog
14 March 2019
Finding the time to practice mindfulness in the forest can heighten your enjoyment. So what is mindfulness, and how can it help you?
Life in the hedgerow illustration - Tiffany Francis
Blog
21 February 2019
Telling the story of our nation's forest – introducing writers in the forest Zakiya Mckenzie and Tiffany Francis
Trail runners in the forest
Blog
06 February 2019
Feeling like it’s time for a change of scenery in your running routine? Break up the monotony of treadmills and pavement-pounding with breathtaking views, clean air and challenging landscapes.
Running event in the forest
Blog
10 September 2018
When the motivation runs dry, how can you ensure you'll stay determined to reach your goal? We've put together four proven ways to help you to stick to your plans, and ensure that you stay active all year.
Autumn Leaves
Blog
06 September 2018
Forest bathing is an ancient Japanese process of relaxation - know in Japan as shinrin yoku. The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way. Step by step guides to help you relax, reset and practice mindfulness in the great outdoors.

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