Shinrin-Yoku the Japanese art of Forest bathing


Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre

Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Phone: 01768 778469




Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5TW

Price Notes

£30 per person Booking essential. Contact Jen at Lakeland Well-being to book: or call 07810890528


From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.


Re-establishing a deep connection to nature can be very healing and nourishing. Nature has the power to guide and teach, to soothe and nurture, to excite and energise.

A Japanese practice, Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku literally means ‘forest bath’; bathing in the atmosphere of the forest. Research shows that being in nature for just 2 hours per week can have a significant benefit to our health. Shinrin-Yoku takes this one step further, combining a series of mindful and sensory invitations, reflections and culminating in a traditional tea ceremony.

Shinrin-Yoku is a beautiful experience in all seasons and is a wonderful opportunity to relax, unwind and connect with the natural environment. It allows you time to switch off from the pressures of life and simply ‘be’. Engaging in sensory invitations allows us to be at one with nature, tuning in to our intuition and finding inspiration in the natural world. Sharing our reflections with a group of like minded people over a cup of tea brings a sense of friendship and connection.

Shinrin-Yoku has many benefits:
Reduces stress
Boosts the immune system
Lowers heart rate and blood pressure
Improves general feelings of well-being and happiness
Boosts creativity 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
15/11/2020 15/11/2020 10am to 1pm