Forest Bathing

Saturday 17 April to Sunday 3 October

10:30 - 12:30

Price: £27.54 (£6 parking charge applies to non RSPB members)

Booking essential

A sensory connection journey, moving slowly through the woodland - mindfully connecting with all your senses for relaxation and wellbeing. 

Join us at RSPB The Lodge as we wind our way through oaks and birches, set in the beautiful landscape of Bedfordshire's Greensand Ridge.

With its origins in the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku, Forest Bathing+ involves immersing ourselves in the woods. You can learn more about the practice on our website

Sessions take the form of a slow walk through the forest, with regular stops for a series of sensory exercises designed to calm the body and mind. Tuning into our senses lets us relax and reconnect with nature, while research is beginning to reveal how time spent under the canopy of trees gives us a mental and physical boost.

Your guide will be Liz Burfield, who trained as a Forest Bathing+ guide having experienced first-hand the benefits of mindfulness and nature on depression. Her sessions are friendly, down to earth, and suitable for anyone who enjoys the outdoors!

COVID 19: At TFBI we appreciate that the last year has been a challenging time for many of us, and we want your session to be a real chance to unwind and get the most out of being in nature.

We have tailored our event procedures, group sizes, activities and routes to make sessions a safe place for everyone, but please feel free to contact Liz if you have any specific questions or concerns.


* The full event terms and conditions including information on cancellations and refund can be found at In the event of a cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.

* Our events are for adults 18+ only, no pets permitted.

* During the sessions we are likely to cover 1.5-2.5 km - this will be at a slow pace. Unfortunately, however, Forest Bathing+ at RSPB The Lodge is not currently suitable for anyone using a wheelchair, or with severe mobility limitations - if you have any questions or concerns please contact Liz for a chat prior to booking.

*If you book a place, Liz will send you a welcome email prior to the event with important information (including joining details, what to wear and bring, terms and conditions etc.), a registration form, and a COVID-19 declaration form. Unfortunately, we cannot accept you onto the session unless you have returned these forms in advance.

* If you have not received your welcome email 7 days before your sessions, please contact Liz.


Liz Burfield (for questions or more information)

Booking only available through Eventbrite page -

Please note: this event is not organised by the RSPB


The Lodge nature reserve Potton Road Sandy Bedfordshire

Full list of dates

  • Saturday 17 April 2021
  • Friday 14 May 2021
  • Saturday 5 June 2021
  • Friday 9 July 2021
  • Saturday 7 August 2021
  • Sunday 3 October 2021

Where is it?

  • Postcode: SG19 2DL
  • County: Bedfordshire

Contact us

  • Telephone: 07779 724818