Natural Mindfulness


Cotswold Natural Mindfulness
Thank you for visiting this website and for your interest in the healing power of nature. I am Ian Banyard the founder of Cotswold Natural Mindfulness. I am a Nature Connection Guide and accredited Guide Trainer. I am also the author of Natural Mindfulness – your guide to the healing power of nature connection.
Enjoy exploring my new website and get in touch if you want to connect with me.
If you are unable to find what you are looking for, or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch



When I was a teenager I realised something very valuable: learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom.

One of the most important things I learned as a child was the value of solitary time in Nature. While living in the Lake District following a series of devastating life challenges in 2002, I rediscovered this valuable life lesson. Time ‘invested’ alone in the natural world, teaches many things… READ MORE

“Connection with Nature and our true nature is so important, because when we connect we care” 

Thank you for visiting my website. Below are details of how to find out where and when, our monthly guided walks are available, and who to contact for further details.


Following the Summer Solstice last Friday it appears the summer season is now truly underway with temperatures on the increase. The lighter, warmer evenings now give us more opportunity to get out into nature and boost our mind, body and spirit over the coming months. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity your selves and walk mindfully in nature more, and of course, join us on one of our guided walks and enjoy a welcomed and well-deserved, escape into nature.
Here are all the Gloucestershire & Tamworth Walks & Events currently available this summer (More walks will be added as and when, so please keep re-visiting this feed throughout the summer)


Tuesday 6th – Ian Banyard, 6.45pm, 2 hour Evening Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing Wellbeing Walk from The Craven Arms, Brockhampton, Cheltenham GL54 5XQ
Saturday 10th, Maleka Bibi, 10.30 – 12.00hrs, Dog & Doublet Inn, Bodymoor Heath, B76 9JD.
Sunday 11th, Neil Gayler, 10.15 – 13.00, “The Severn Way”, Red Lion, Wainlode Hill, GL2 9LW
Sunday 25th – Maleka Bibi, 14.30 – 16.00, Alvecote Meadows,Tamworth. B79 OED. Meet at Pretty Pigs pub for Birthday Celebration Meal.

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Each year I offer a Spring, Summer and Autumn/Fall guide training event in the beautiful Cotswold countryside in Gloucestershire, UK. For details of my next course click here.

“Natural Mindfulness – your personal guide to the healing power of nature”, signed copies available to buy from this site now.
Natural Mindfulness Book

Journal Edition £9.99

An easy-to-use practical guide that offers a Natural and Mindful path back to nature and our true nature. Read more



WATCH this video to find out more about Natural Mindfulness and the healing power of Nature Connection