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.


Here are the Gloucestershire & Tamworth Walks & Events currently available this month (More walks will be added as and when, so please keep re-visiting this feed throughout the Autumn)


Saturday 14th, Maleka Bibi, 10.30 – 12.00hrs, Lea Marston Lakes, Coton Road, B76 0DN

Sunday 8th, Neil Gayler, 10.30 contact Neil for details.

Tuesday 17th, Ian Banyard, 16.45hrs, Mystery Walk from The Hilton Double Tree, Cirencester Road, Cheltenham. GL53 8EA

Friday 27th, Neil Gayler, 10hrs, Coombe Hill Canal & Nature Reserve.

Sunday 29th, Ian Banyard, 9.45hrs – 12.30, Hawkwood College Car Park, Painswick Old Road, GL6 7QW.

Sunday 29th – Maleka Bibi, 14.30 – 16.00, Dosthill Local Nature Reserve, Blackwood Road, Tamworth. B77 1JE

Any questions just drop a comment on this post or email

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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