Forest bathing in the Forest of Dean

What is forest bathing?

This Japanese practice is a process of relaxation; known 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.

Here in the Forest of Dean, we have several certified guides that can lead you through the fundamental principles of the practice.

Join certified guide Carina as she leads you through the fundamental principles of the practice, as well as its health and wellbeing benefits.

The experience will see you move slowly, walking no more than 2km whilst taking in the forest atmosphere, each experience is designed to connect you with the surroundings and tune in your senses. ‘Foraged tea’ and light, healthy snacks mark the end of the session informally and allow a chance to ask the guide questions or chat further about the experience and practice.


The Forest of Dean