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Experience Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing)

Increase your health and wellbeing with forest bathing in the Forest of Dean
14th April 2020


* Live well with trees * Discover shinrin-yoku – and increase your health and wellbeing with a forest bathing session in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Shinrin-yoku is the practice of bathing all the senses whilst taking in the forest atmosphere. It's a slow practice; this session involving walking no more than 2km. Shinrin-yoku is restorative, both mentally and physically, like a bath.

Regular forest bathing lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, improves empathy and creativity, and boosts our immune systems!

What to expect...

Your experience will be guided by trained forest therapy guide Carina Greenwood.

  • Carina will offer four invitations; lasting between 10 and 20 minutes designed to connect you with the surroundings, to tune in your senses.
  • A 'foraged tea' ceremony in the forest and some light, healthy snacks.

Tue, 14 April 2020, 11:00 – 14:00

Location: Soudley Woods

Meet at Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean, GL14 2UB 




  • Well being
  • Workshop


Forest Bathe
Dean Heritage Centre
Camp Mill
GL14 2UB
07774 695589


By Car:
Accessible from most major motorway networks and roads. Look out for the brown tourist information signs to The Dean Heritage Centre as you drive into the Forest of Dean.
Meeting point and café: Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB

Please be aware that the postcode will take you just beyond the centre’s actual location when coming from the North and West, but keep your eyes peeled for the DHC entrance sign!

Public Transport:
Bevan Bus number 717 between Cinderford and Lydney. The Dean Heritage Centre is a request stop. Please visit their website for a timetable of their services. Cinderford or Lydney travel info: Traveline Click on the 'South West' section and plan your journey door-to-door using your postcode and The Dean Heritage Centre (GL14 2UB). 

Enter your start address:

  • Cinderford


Forest Bathe

Nature's way to restore health and wellbeing. Experience guided Forest Bathing.

Attraction in or near Cinderford