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Introduction to Forest Bathing

Try something new this spring at our Introduction to Forest Bathing session at the beautiful Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve

April 28, 2024
10:30am – 12pm
Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve
£6 (Subsidised with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

Introduction to Forest Bathing

Join a 90 minute introductory session to Forest Bathing. This session has been designed specifically for those who have never experienced a forest bathing session before, but who are curious and keen to try it.


What is Forest Bathing?

Forest Bathing is the English translation of the Japanese term ‘Shinrin-yoku’. To better understand this concept, it means ‘spending quality time, fully immersed in the forest atmosphere, under the canopy of trees, for health and wellbeing purposes.

This session will include some gentle walking, a brief intro to what Forest Bathing is and it’s benefits, guided meditative sensory practices, tea and snacks and optional sharing to enhance the experience of the group.


Introduction to Forest Bathing

Further information:

When: Sunday 28th April 2024

Where: Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Lackford, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP28 6HX

Time: 10:30am – 12pm

Cost: £6 (Subsidised with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

Booking Required: Due to limited spaces, booking is required. Book Now HERE

Transport: Free onsite parking is available.

Age: This session is for ages 18+

What to wear: Forest Bathing takes place outdoors, in woodland in all weathers (with the exception of high winds or storms that make it unsafe to go ahead). Please wear suitable clothing for the weather (such as layers, wet weather gear, or sun protection).

Accessibility: Lasting for 90 minutes, this is suitable for all fitness levels. However, this location does have some uneven terrain and there will be some walking involved. No prior experience of mindfulness is required, simply the desire to spend some slow, connective time with nature. A basic health screen is a pre-requisite for taking part in this activity, the link to which will be provided in your booking confirmation email..


This event is delivered by Sound and Ground and kindly hosted by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, supported by the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (BFER) with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.