New Forest Walking Festival 2016: Nature Connection Walk
Monday, 17 October 2016 from 10:00 to 12:30 (BST)
Join us on a nature connection walk in the peaceful woodland glades of the New Forest. This gentle walk will introduce the idea of mindfulness in nature, what the Japanese call ‘Shirin Yoku’or ‘Forest bathing’, immersing yourself in the sights, smell and sounds of the Forest to help relaxation and health and wellbeing. The walk is under 2 miles and will end with a restorative cup of tea. You will find out simple ways to help reconnect with nature and we will also discuss how being in the natural world benefits health.
Event Organiser: New Forest National Park Authority
Contact Details: General enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance: 2 miles
Food & Drink: Bring refreshments with you if you wish, walk ends with a restorative cup of tea.
Walk Difficulty: Easy
All walkers walk at their own risk and neither the New Forest National Park Authority, partners or guides can take responsibility for personal injury.
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New Forest National Park Authority
The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.
The New Forest National Park Authority has statutory purposes and socio-economic responsibilities as specified in the Environment Act of 1995:
- To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area.
- To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Park by the public.
Working in partnership with other organisations it is also the Authority's duty to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of the local communities within the National Park.