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Forest Bathing Walk – The Nature Connection Series: Summer In-Person event

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Entry Fee: Free
Belmont Demesne
Lower Windgates, Windgate,Greystones
Co. Wicklow, A63 FX34 Ireland
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June 28
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Peter O’Toole

*You can only RSVP for 5 attendees, please contact the organiser for more information

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Event: Forest Bathing Walk.

Event Facilitator: Sarah Hourigan, Nature Therapy Ireland

Note: Participants are welcome to bring along a family member/friend as a guide. Vision Ireland will have a small number of volunteer guides attending on the day.

Transport: Belmont Demesne is located  5km south of Bray Dart Station. We can provide transport to and from the Dart Station at approx. 11.30 am departure and 3.30 return on the day.

Parking: Car Parking is available at the venue for a cost of €3.

Contact: Peter O’Toole at [email protected] or 086 4408191

In-person Event details:

If you’ve ever moved slowly through a forest, listened to the wind in the trees or felt the warmth of the sunshine on your face, you’ve already practiced forest bathing in your own way.

If you are looking to deepen this experience that is where Sarah Hourigan of Nature Therapy Ireland comes in. Sarah will guide you on a gentle walk using a series of invitations that will awaken your senses to focus on the natural environment around you. A forest bathing walk aims to help you develop an enhanced sense of appreciation for nature and to re-balance your body and mind.

Originating in Japan as ‘shinrin yoku’ in the 80s, forest bathing is an accepted part of Japanese preventative health care. Since then it has been practiced worldwide and researchers continue to investigate its many positive outcomes. They conclude that the real and long-term benefits include, among other things, improved sleep, reduced stress, increased immunity, lower blood pressure and accelerated recovery from illness or trauma.

We hope you will leave this walk ready to continue through the season of summer with a renewed sense of community, a strong understanding of how you personally connect with nature and with valuable tools to use for your wellbeing.


Walk Structure:

  • Welcome & intro
  • Make our way into nature
  • Opening circle
  • Information about the benefits of nature for wellbeing
  • Forest bathing and summer-based invitations
  • Closing circle & group photo
  • Invitation for you to continue the work after the event.


  • all materials and resources required for the event
  • refreshments
  • full itineraries & checklists emailed to you in advance of events
  • full public liability insurance cover