Forest bathing walk
Forest Bathing Walk at Browsholme Hall, near Clitheroe, 13th October.
Invite your senses to open with a forest bathing walk in the grounds of Browsholme Hall (pronounced ‘Bruzum’), four miles north-west of Clitheroe, in the Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As we slowly wander by the lake and through enchanting woodland, allow stress to wash away in this “natural and romantic landscape”.
- Date: Sunday 13th October
- Arrival Time: 10am for a 10.15am start
- End Time: 12.45pm - 1pm
- Meeting Point: The Tithe Barn car park, (300 metres from the Hall entrance) Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe BB7 3DE..
- Price: £20 per person
Please contact Liz if you have any questions and/or to reserve your place: Tel: +44 7424 528588 /
What is Forest Bathing?
Forest Bathing is also known as shinrin-yoku and forest therapy and is the process of walking slowly through the forest (or other setting in nature) and being receptive through our senses to the surroundings. Developed in Japan during the 1980s, it is now increasingly practised across the world to combat stress, anxiety and low mood and also to raise pro-environmental awareness.
Liz is a member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) and guides her walks under ANFT mentorship. ANFT was established in 2012 by Amos Clifford and offers a forest bathing model that is “a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments….The forest and the practitioner find a way to work together that supports the wholeness and wellness of each.”
The typical forest bathing walk that Liz leads lasts about 2.5 hours, and involves no swimming but some gentle walking (covering about 1km). During the walk, Liz offers a series of invitations (which are entirely optional) and which assist participants to connect to the natural environment 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 13 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.The walk is slow and gentle and it’s not necessary to be particularly fit.
What Shall I Wear?
Although the walk is not physically exerting, layered clothing, walking shoes or boots and long trousers (as there are sometimes nettles and/or bramble along the trail) are recommended and also waterproofs and an umbrella if it's looking like rain! The trail may be muddy in parts.
Where & When Do We Meet?
We meet at 10am for a 10.15am start at : The Tithe Barn car park, (300 metres from the Hall entrance) Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe BB7 3DE..
What Time Will it End?
The walk will end 12.45pm - 1pm.
If torrential rain is forecast, the event will not go ahead and a full refund will be 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 walk will go ahead if there is light/medium rainfall.
NB: Walking in the rain is great because … 1) the air during and after rainfall is scientifically proven to be cleaner and fresher so breaths of rainy air are better for us (2) the smell of rain has a calming effect (3) rain is good for hair and skin and …(4) it can feel a little bit rebellious too!
If you need to cancel, please notify
£20 per person payable in advance please through PayPal or bank transfer. Please contact Liz to reserve your place and for payment details:
Tel: +44 7424 528588
“What a wonderful, magical experience walking and listening and connecting with the forest and nature. Words can’t really express. Heartfelt thank you Liz”
“A fabulous experience which I would highly recommend. Liz is open, friendly and informative whist being professional"
“Liz has a gentle aura and the deeper we went into the forest, the more she shone. Incredible”
“A chance to slow right down and very mindfully connect with the wonder and secrets of nature, right on our doorsteps”
“Liz will take you on an enchanting journey of the senses..in a safe and calming way”
At the end of the walk..I felt "calmer, happier, at peace”..I felt “more still, uplifted, connected” I felt..”more relaxed and reflective”