Natural Mindfulness

Natural Mindfulness Walks

Natural Mindfulness Membership Walks

I have a limited amount of monthly walks available throughout the year for members and their guests. If you are seeking ways to immerse yourself in NATURE and reconnect to the health benefits on a regular basis, you are welcome to join as a monthly member today.

Find out more about Membership

Regular Nature Connection is beneficial for you both physically and mentally – a great gift to yourself, family and friends.

Cotswold Natural MindfulnessIan Banyard has been offering his unique approach to nature-connection since August 2014. Ian has helped hundreds of people to connect with the healing power of nature using Natural Mindfulness and other nature-based therapies.


Ian also provides Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing guide training for those who share his passion for guiding others to a deeper connection with nature and their true nature. Contact Ian by email for more details.

Walk with a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Guide for Free!

Attendance is free with a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Guide for anyone who hasn’t walked before and wants to experience a natural mindfulness walk. After your free walk, you can join the Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Community as a Pay As You Go regular walker from as little as £5 per walk.


Find a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Guide

Neil Gayler has been guiding nature walks in the Cotswolds since 2015. His gentle, peaceful Friday morning walks and Sunday morning saunters, are ideal for boosting your health and refreshing your spirit. There is also a good chance of encountering wildlife on Neil’s walks. For details of Neil’s next Refresher Friday walk,email

Karen Wills joined Cotswold Natural Mindfulness in 2015 as a member and now guides her own regular monthly walk. Karen is also our administrator making sure that our guides and walking members are happy. Karen’s walks often include some Natural Mindfulness exercises as well as a cup of herbal tea and a snack. To discover when Karen’s next walk is taking place email

Nick Pike is a talented local artist who generously shares his keen eye and sharp instincts for finding the perfect landscape on his enchanting walks. Nick guides informative & insightful walks around Painswick and the Slad Valley sharing his knowledge and curiosity about the natural world. To join Nick on his next escape into nature, email

Cotswold Natural Mindfulness

Neil, Karen and Nick offer free walks to enable you to try them out before you commit to joining as a regular walker/member. Contact them for details of their next free walk.


Here is a great article with some hints and tips to help you prepare for a Natural Mindfulness walk:

Walking Information


 If you are unable to join a walk , but would like to be part of our community, there are other opportunities to available:
1. Join the Facebook Group

If you would like to be kept up to date with what we are doing, see images and videos from our most recent walks, request to join our Natural Mindfulness Facebook Group CLICK HERE


2. Become a Natural Mindfulness Guide

If you live in or near Gloucestershire and love the idea of guiding your own Natural Mindfulness walks,  I’m keen to talk to you. My Next Natural Mindfulness Guide Training at Hawkwood College, near Stroud, will be late Spring 2020.

Click Here  to find out more.

3. Purchase a signed copy of my new book!

“Natural Mindfulness – your personal guide to the healing power of nature”, Copyright © Ian Banyard 2018. ISBN 978-1-9995849-2-4 First Published July 2018

CLICK HERE to purchase a copy.

Watch 4 Steps to a better connection with Nature to discover more

Ian Banyard is founder of Cotswold Natural Mindfulness, and author of Natural Mindfulnessyour guide to the healing power of nature connection. In this video Ian shares his 4 steps to help you develop a healthier connection with Nature, your true nature and with others. There is so much scientific evidence now to support our intuitive sense that immersing ourselves in the natural world is good for our mind, body and spirit.

Enjoy the video, and CLICK HERE for more videos

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