Newlands Corner, Guildford, Surrey

Newlands Corner, Guildford, Surrey

3-hour Forest Bathing session £35, 2 hours in winter months £25

We will take you on a  3-hour (2 hours October - Febuary) journey through the beautiful woodland of Newlands Corner, part of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Forest Bathing+ is based on the Japanese art of Shinrin Yoku and involves a slow exploration of nature through your senses. Feel the changes in the air, observe the colours, inhale deeply and savour the smells of the season.

Our Forest Bathing+ route at Newlands Corner takes us through mixed woodland including oak, yew and birch. If time, we like to visit a grove of ancient Yews whose girth suggests ages of 500+ to more than 1000, on the northern wooded slope.

We will take you on a mindful, sensory journey through this beautiful ancient woodland in the Albury Estate (Guildford), deep in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Important Announcement
Newlands Corner, our beautiful site in Guildford Surrey, have put up our site rental price so much that we don't know if we will be able to continue working there. So, if you want to join us
 Newlands Corner,  please book in ASAP for one of our pre-Christmas dates as it ls unlikely to feature as a 2022 destination. We will be forced to cancel Newlands events one week before if numbers are low, so please don't leave it to a last-minute booking or you stand to be disappointed.

Forest Bathing+ is based on the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku and involves a slow exploration of nature through your senses. Not only is this calming and relaxing but it also has well documented therapeutic benefits. This session will be calming and relaxing and FB+ has scientifically proven beneficial therapeutic effects. You can learn more about the practice on our forest bathing section of the website.

50% of the benefit from Forest Bathing is proven to come from the phytoncides emanating from trees when walking in an ambient forest environment. However, mindfulness has a separate evidence base for inducing a 'feel good factor' as well as demonstrating a reduction in stress and an improvement in mental health and wellbeing.

Your guide will share many interesting facts, for example, how trees communicate and the role they can play in our strengthening our immune system.

You will be required to complete and return the registration form in advance, so look out for the welcome email from your guide a few days before the event.  

DOGS: Regrettably we cannot accept dogs on our Forest Bathing+ sessions unless they are trained Guide Dogs.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: We operate in all weathers (we just request that you wear appropriate clothing) except winds exceeding 30mph and/or electrical storms due to safety reasons.

The dates/times listed below are organised by The Forest Bathing Institute (TFBI) by their freelance guides. Katie and Joanna being the nominated FB+ Guide for this location, although it is possible that another FB+ Guide may be on duty.

Frequently Joanna and Katie both attend the sessions, however allocated lead guide dates are as follows: -

2-hour winter sessions
Saturday 4th  December - nominated guide = Katie, £25*, 10.30-12.30 

*Cost is £35 for 3 hours, £25 for 2 hours if paid by BACS (PayPal admin fee added of £1.75 or £1.25 respectively).