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Hello from the local experts in eco-tourism and wellbeing through nature connection! At Wilde Earth Journeys we believe that humans need more than ever to be better connected to the places we spend time in and to the planet. We are the go-to local experts for your perfect Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) experience here in the ancient Forest of Dean. As fully permissioned, insured and trained walk guides we offer you opportunities to slow down, find some peace, enjoy nature and be in the company of friendly, like-minded people.
The Japanese practice of Forest Bathing is a process of relaxation and is a simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees (Shinrin Yoku literally translates as Forest Bathing – or ‘bathing in the atmosphere of the forest’!). There are now over thirty-years’ worth of evidence to show the benefits of this practice, including reducing stress and boosting health and wellbeing in a natural way. Based in The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, we utilise these beautiful historic wooded valleys to immerse visitors in nature, through slowing down, mindfulness, invitations to connect and bespoke experiences just for you.
Andrew and Kelly as well as both being trained Forest Bathing Guides also bring with them a wealth of coaching and wellbeing skills. Both are proactive in establishing the importance and versatility of nature connection and putting The Forest of Dean firmly on the map as THE place to visit for all.
We collaborate and partner with local suppliers and businesses to ensure your experience with us is more than you expected, especially when booking bespoke packages and experiences.
Co-creating thriving landscapes and communities lies at the heart of what we do at Wilde Earth Journeys CIC. We do this through grant funding and by putting our profits from our workshops and experiences into our community projects. Increasing opportunities for leading a truly fulfilling life for those people who are most marginalised in our community is a key component of our work. We do this via the promotion of opportunities for connection (with nature and others), empowerment, and nurturing holistic wellbeing.
Our aspirations are to develop a pathway for land-based training and skill advancement for local young people and adults with LD/SEN/mental health challenges and other complex needs. The delivery of this programme will not only enable growth and development at an individual level but will actively promote a thriving and joined-up community that will see the re-invigoration of lost activities as well as new opportunities for the district.
When you book a workshop/session/activity with us, not only are you guaranteed a fantastic time, but you’ll also be part of our growing tribe who are helping make our vision possible!
This isn’t just Forest Bathing, it’s Forest Bathing with a personal wellbeing and building communities twist! Join us for your next adventure!
- Wilde Earth Journeys
Corporate/Team Experience - £80 pp
Hen/stag - £60 pp
Intro to Forest Bathing (approx.1 hour) - £35 pp
Forest Bathing (approx 3 hours) - £75 pp
Bespoke Forest Bathing experience for two (approx 3 hours) - £225
Bespoke Ceremony or Hand Fasting - £650
Cacao Ceremony -£15
We regularly offer various workshops and activities, please visit our website for info (& subscribe to stay up to date!)
- Facilities for educational visits
- Guided tours for groups
- School Trips