This gathering explores our relationship with trees, and their relationship with us, through a series of gentle explorations, ceremony, and reflections which draw upon what we know about individual tree species, and the benefits of Nature Connection and ‘forest bathing’. The day will also be informed by perspectives from Celtic folklore and Jungian, archetypal, and transpersonal psychologies. The exploration will also draw upon themes from my new writing project, Portals into Deep Imagination. The setting in which individual trees, groves, and forests grow will inform the experience.


Place: Northumberland National Park

Walk difficulty: Moderate

Date/time: Saturday 3 August 2024 | 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Fee: There is no fee for this exploration. Instead, a grove has been set up on Trees for Life called Healing Trees to help rewild the Caledonian Forest, and you are invited to buy trees (currently £6 per tree) in lieu of the usual workshop fee of £50. Currently, trees (mainly Oak, Rowan, Scots Pine) are being planted in the Carn na Caorach area of the Dundreggan Estate (grid ref. NH330187), situated near Loch Ness and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. When fully planted new areas will be identified.

Places: Maximum 6 places