Forest Bathing taster session

  • Available at:
    Blackwood Forest
  • Suitable for:
    Couples, Groups, No Dogs
  • Cost:
    From £0

Forest Bathing is spending time in a forest to reduce stress and feel a sense of wellbeing. It originated in Japan, where it is called shinrin yoku, and it is now one of the cornerstones of Japanese healthcare. 

Studies have shown Forest Bathing to measurably reduce stress levels. This is not only good for your mental health but it leads to improvements in many aspects of your physical health, including a boost to your immune system. 

You can enjoy Forest Bathing at Blackwood Forest where our Forest Ranger is a qualified Forest Therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). 

The Forest Bathing taster session lasts for one hour and includes a guided walk through the forest, with ’invitations’ to open your senses to the world around you. You won’t walk far but you will appreciate the forest in a deeper and more meaningful way than ever before.

We will confirm the start time when you check in.



It’s a paradise for bird watchers, nature lovers and dog owners and there are bikes for hire and Rangers offering group walks into the silent woods at dusk. 19th July 2015