Upcoming events:


Forest Bathing with Other Ways to Walk

19th June 2019 7pm - 8.30pm

Spa Wood, Huddersfield

Creativity, Mindfulness and Wellbeing Expert Rachel Howfield Massey will support you to unwind after work - connect with yourself in nature through a series of creative invitation to tune into your senses.


Tree Time at Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park for WOVEN a celebration of innovation in textiles

3rd July 2019 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Tale a glimpse behind the scenes of this Victorian mill owner’s house and a mindful walk.

Enjoy a private viewing of textile artefacts from the archives with a museum curator, followed by a slow and meditative walk guided by artist and wellbeing expert Rachel Howfield Massey. Ancient Woodlands surround the park, with trees that have witnessed many decades of life passing by. Join Rachel in the woods to contemplate the passing of time, the seasons, the abundance of life and vitality of ’tree time’.

Free. Meet at Bagshaw Museum, please book your place https://woveninkirklees.co.uk/event/bagshaw-museum-walk/

Mindful Drawing at Timber Festival

5th - 7th July 2019

Feanedock, The National Forest

Between Dream and Reality

Breathe in the air… relax… notice the light through the branches and leaves… introduce the magic of rainbow vision… write, draw, doodle your restful imaginings…. be curious… how many shades of green can you see… play with reflections behind and below… look close up and far away… close your eyes and listen – what’s the furthest sound you can hear… 

Join artist and wellbeing expert Rachel Howfield Massey to engage the senses, connect with nature and connect with yourself. Make a folded sketchbook to record the experience of ‘just being’ in the woodland through drawing and mark making. No experience required. Age 16+


Forest Bathing in Emroyd Woods

10 July 2019

7pm – 8.30pm
Meet at Middlestown Cemetery gates
Free parking 6.45pm – 8.30pm at Horticentre, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RG

Come and enjoy the recently-completed Phase 2 of the pathways in Emroyd Woods, thanks to a generous grant of £53,726 from WREN.Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku is a technique for immersing yourself in a wooded environment in a fully aware and mindful way.

Benefits include reduced blood pressure, reduced stress, improved mood, better sleep and enhanced immune system.

Join creativity, mindfulness and wellbeing expert Rachel Howfield Massey to connect with yourself in nature through a series of creative invitations to tune in to your senses.

This quiet, gentle walk is suitable for adults and young people aged 12+
Please dress appropriately for the weather

To book a place please contact Sitlington Parish Council Office on 01924 261481 or email: clerk@sitlingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Corporate Wellbeing Training, private groups etc

Please contact info@otherwaystowalk.co.uk to discuss bespoke sessions for your group.

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