get closer to nature
Nature connection events help people of all ages to awaken their senses and tune into our natural surroundings. They are a chance to slow down, calm our minds and deepen our relationship with the natural world we’re part of.
The walks can include elements of forest bathing, natural mindfulness and natural art, and are a chance to experience how nature can help us to relax and feel good. They include exercises to help participants to focus on their natural surroundings, experience a connection and notice what this means for them.
Words that participants have used to describe how they feel at the end of a walk:
“peace.. ” “stillness.. ” “magical.. ” “deeply relaxed..” “happy..” “part of something much bigger.. ”
If you would like a guided walk or nature connection activity for your group or organisation, please contact us. We run a range of walks and activities that last from just an hour’s introduction to a full day’s more immersive activity.
Rushmere Country Park, near Leighton Buzzard, is a wonderful site with mixed woodland, meadows and heathland on the Greensand Ridge in Bedfordshire. Available forest bathing dates are:
Sunday 28th November, Wednesday 15th December and Wednesday 29th December.
The timing for each is 9.30am – 12noon.
Each session will take place in a small group of up to 4 participants, creating an intimate and relaxed experience.
To get updates about when walks are happening, please join the mailing list to receive a monthly newsletter with details of events.
what others say about our events
Hayley Clear, Central Bedfordshire Council: “I’d never attended a forest bathing session before and didn’t know what to expect, I really enjoyed it. Nicola was a very good instructor, she planned the session really well and had really thought about which areas of the park would work best, she explained what forest bathing was and the activities she did with the group really helped focus the mind, I soon felt calmer, lighter and more engaged with my environment. Forest bathing is definitely something I would do again and I will be encouraging all my friends to give it a go, I feel it would be a huge benefit from people suffering with their mental health especially after the last twelve months.”
Sarah Cowling, The Wildlife Trust (Beds, Northants & Cambs): “Another wonderful walk led by Nicola of Company of Nature. Such a wonderful experience for our participants who all had a peaceful and reenergising evening. Nicola is a pleasure to work with, she makes the process of organising a walk with her so easy and is eager to meet the needs of your group. Her attention to detail and preparation for each walk is commendable as she adjust activities for each site and group.“
feedback from participants
“I found it very therapeutic, it was very relaxing and de stressing just to switch off completely from work mode. Also interesting to hear about some of the science behind why forest bathing is good for the mind and body.“
“Thank you for running the forest bathing session last week, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I certainly relaxed during the session. It was a great way to unwind and de-stress and I’ll definitely recommend to others.“
“It was a lovely way to spend a few hours. I felt calmer and its created some really nice memories. I’d definitely like to do more forest bathing.”