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 and transpersonal psychologies. The setting in which individual trees, groves and forests grow will also be considered.

Practicalities

Place: Northumberland National Park

Walk difficulty: Moderate

Date/time: Saturday 5 August 2023 | 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