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Better Outdoors
Connecting with Nature

Connect with Nature

Forest Therapy (also known as Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku) is a gentle sensory process that brings healing through connection to the Forest/Nature and has been scientifically proven to enhance physical and emotional well-being, reduce stress, support the immune system and restore focus. 

Connect with Others

Stay for a cuppa or stay for the day with our  Campfire Drop-in sessions

Connect with Yourself

We have a variety of sessions to help wellbeing & connecting inwards - Learn more!

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide engaging experiences that connect people with the wider natural world.

Researchers at Derby University have recently concluded that connecting with nature is linked to happiness and wellbeing.

We provide a range of different ways to do this, including Forest Bathing walks, Forest School for all ages, nature-based mindfulness practices and skills-based activity sessions such as Foraging, Bushcraft and woodcraft.

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

John Muir
Events

Reconnect with Nature & Yourself

Check out all our future events in detail

What We

Do

Natural Connection

Woodland Wellbeing

Forest Bathing Walks

Crafts

- 2023

Upcoming Events
  • Our Walks

    For further information on the range of walks we have available, please click here.

  • Forest Bathing

    Also known as Forest Therapy

    To learn more about Forest Bathing & what to expect during one of our sessions, please click here.

  • Crafts

    Join us at our next Willow Crafts or Spoon Carving events! Click here for more information.

  • Weekly Drop-in Campfire sessions

    Come & join us every Friday!

    Support your wellbeing with some time spent in nature with good company, campfire cooking, a cuppa and a chat plus some nature-based activities and crafts, book here

    Testimonials
    &
    Feedback
    • Luke

      "KAREN IS AN OUTSTANDING PRACTITIONER; KNOWLEDGEABLE, KIND, PATIENT AND FUN.

      ALL OF THE WORK THAT I HAVE DONE WITH HER HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING...

      A JOY TO WORK WITH AND LEARN FROM!"

    • Joni

      "BETTER OUTDOORS HAS HELPED ME TO CONNECT WITH MYSELF AND MY NEEDS AND TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS.

      I NOW UNDERSTAND THAT I NEED TIME OUTDOORS IN WILD SETTINGS FOR MY MENTAL HEALTH.

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE CARE INCITES AND ALSO ENABLING ME TO LEARN NEW CRAFTS."

    • Anne

      "WENT ON A FOREST THERAPY SESSION WITH KAREN SATURDAY MORNING. WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, RECONNECTING WITH NATURE AND OUR ROOTS AND SPENDING TIME AMONGST THE TREES.

      MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE TO STRESS LEVELS. I'M STILL FEELING THE BENEFITS. KAREN HAS A LOVELY SOUL AND PUTS YOU AT EASE STRAIGHT AWAY.

    • Teresa

      "KAREN IS A BRILLIANT GUIDE, SO ACCOMMODATING TO EVERYONE'S NEEDS, GENTLY GUIDES YOU THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU COME OUT FEELING CALM, SECURE AND WANTING MORE.

      HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE WHO STRUGGLES WITH NEW THINGS OR WANTING TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOORS."