Cotswold Natural Mindfulness & Forest Bathing

Natural Mindfulness Walks

Natural Mindfulness Walks with Ian.

I have a limited number of walks available each season throughout the year for walking members, guests and those interested in becoming members. 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, or experience a walk as a guest.

**Due to Covid-19 there are new restrictions on all of our walks contact individual guides for details**

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

For information on my next guided walk search “Upcoming Events” to the right on a laptop, or scroll down on a phone or tablet.

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 therepeutic 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. For details of UK and International Natural Mindfulness guides visit Nature Connection World

Walk with a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Guide for FREE!

Attendance is free with one of my trained Cotswold Natural Mindfulness Guides for anyone who hasn’t walked before and wants to experience a CNM 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. Contact Karen for more details.


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


 As well as walking with us, there are other opportunities to connect available – click the links below for more details:
1. Join our 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. Train as a Natural Mindfulness Guide


3. Get 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.

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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