There’s something wonderfully mind mellowing about being in the great outdoors, tuning into the natural world around you, being present, and reconnecting with those things that really matter.
The significant benefits nature has on our physical and mental wellbeing, first became present in Japan. And the term ‘
Research has shown that immersing yourself in this practice could help bring you lots of health benefits. And what better place to practice than in the beautiful Lake District.
And our ability to focus. Our receives a ‘boost’ when we’re exposed to natural environments such as woodlands and forests. Nature and all its splendour, promotes feelings of wonder and admiration, supporting a reduction of mental fatigue, and instead filling us with mental energy.
By taking a few moments to admire the landscape, florae and wildlife within the Lake District, we help our brains switch off. Removing those pressing thoughts which cause us stress, helps us change gear and have a clear focus.
Forestry England has collected data from several studies that shows there is strong scientific evidence to support that breathing in phytoncide which trees emit to protect themselves from germs and insects, can help boost our immune system. This can help us fight off
Taking a walk within nature allows your brain to have time to be more open and reflect. By embracing your natural surroundings, your brain has time to daydream and wonder, thoughts drift in and out, and you’ll
This will helps boost creativity and your ability to solve problems, as you allow your mind to wonder and develop thought processes you may find difficult in other environments.
So, a stroll in the park before a meeting, or before the start of a new project, could be a good idea!
Many studies show that walking, sitting or exercising in forests can help reduce blood pressure,
Scents and smells have a powerful effect on our emotions and our health, as we’re aware that smells
Pine, Fir and other trees in the Lake District contain the
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are actively promoting a ‘national trails day’ in the United States, as they
And one of those benefits a forest walk promotes, is a reduction in blood pressure. A Japanese study showed that two groups of individuals partaking on two separate walks (one through a forest park and the other through the suburban city), showed significant differences in blood pressure levels. The group taking part on a forest walk had significantly
Discover one of England’s most vibrant natural environments. Lying on the
Dodd wood has some incredible views of the Northern Lake District, with fantastic walks and rare wildlife to
In the heart of the Lake District, Grizedale forest offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. You’ll discover stunning artwork along the number of walking and cycling paths, along with plenty of breath-taking views of the surrounding Lake District Landscape. Find walking and cycling trails, pick a quiet spot to admire the wildlife or discover amazing sculptures.
Welcome to England’s only true mountain forest.