Cotswold Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing

2023 Well-being Walk Dates & Events.

Regular Nature Connection boosts health, relaxes the mind and lifts the spirit. Many of us feel this intuitively and instinctively. Now new nature-based science is proving it. Scroll down for a list of scheduled walks.

Cotswold Natural MindfulnessIan Banyard has been offering his unique approach to nature-connection since August 2014. Ian runs limited monthly membership walks introducing people to Natural Mindfulness, Forest Bathing and the therapeutic benefits of walking mindfully in nature.

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 for more details. Ian has trained Natural Mindfulness guides in many countries around the world.

To find out if there are any trained UK and International Natural Mindfulness guides near you, join our new online Community Platform hosted by Mighty Networks – Nature Connection World Community

Take a Virtual Forest Bathing with Natural Mindfulness Walk.

Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Online Walking Community

Join our CNM Online Walking Community Group at Nature Connection World CNM Online Community Group at Nature Connection World where you can share your experiences and photos of your walks with us. Plus meet new nature conscious friends locally and all over the world, discover connections and find out about my Natural Mindfulness walks and other nature connection walks/events/courses in the Cotswolds and in many other locations both in the UK and abroad.

“Click here to Join Nature Connection World Today” it’s free membership with over 700 members who share our passion for nature connection.

 “Pay it Forward Wellbeing Walks”.

How “pay it forward” works. – Starting this year (2023) my first Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Introductory Walks  will be free to attend. At the end of teach walk participants are invited to donate towards a place on a future walk. In other words ‘gift a place’ to someone on the next walk- “pay it forward”. There is lots of strong evidence to suggest that random acts of kindness like ‘paying it forward’ can boost our well-being and create a natural feel-good state of being. There are also many people who could really benefit from a wellbeing walk, but in the current economic climate wouldn’t even consider it. I feel this approach aligns beautifully with Natural Mindfulness well-being walks.  Learn More about Gifting walks.

My Next Pay it Forward Wellbeing Walks

My Summer 2023 Scheduled Pay It Forward Walks


Join Nature Connection World my online community for members who share my passion for nature connection JOIN HERE

Places are limited to 6 people per walk. To enquire about a place on my next walk, or future walks, message me – Well-being Walk Enquiries 

Learn more about Pay It Forward Walks and Donations Here

If you are interested in becoming a Natural Mindfulness Forest Bathing Guide visit my Online Guide Training Course Page 

If you are not able to walk with me in the Cotswolds, you can Discover Natural Mindfulness in 7 days on my new online practitioner training. You can enquire and book here – Discover Natural Mindfulness in 7 Days Online Course




Contact me to register your interest in my future Notgrove Natural Mindfulness Walks when they launch.

You can learn more about my collaboration with Notgrove Estates at this link


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

Walking Information


 As well as walking with us, there are other opportunities to connect available – click the links below for more details:
1. Join our Online Community Nature Connection World

If you would like to be kept up to date with courses, walks and events, connect with like hearted nature lovers and share photos, videos and posts and your Nature Connection experiences in a safe online community, you are welcome to join us. Membership is FREE.

Nature Connection World Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Community Group

Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Guide Neil Gayler has a Facebook group for local walkers too.

Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Walkers Local Facebook Group


2. Train as a Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing Guide with Ian.

Click Here to visit my Natural Mindfulness Guide training Page.

3. Buy your own copy of “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 today.

4. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel

Watch 4 Steps to a better connection with Nature and SUBSCRIBE to WATCH others like this on my channel.

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 and to SUBSCRIBE.

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