Join Meditation Coach and Shinrin Yoku (‘forest-bathing’) Practitioner Ann and Ring of Gullion Ambassador, Guide and Storyteller Venora on this unique slow adventure. De-stress with a gentle, mindful walk on the slopes of Feede mountain and learn about the powerful holistic benefits of ‘forest–bathing’ (Irish Times Magazine). Connect with the landscape, history and stories, listening to tales of legendary warriors like Cú Chulainn and the Flurry Valley. Forage in season and learn about healing plants along the way.
We will travel a short distance across the Ancient East, through the historic Gap of the North to visit an old traditional farmhouse, home of Venora and Iain Hovelt. The house, garden and orchard is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Cooley hills. Iain is a food artisan of “Drumnasilla,” making homemade chutneys, award winning curd and jams and country cordials.
Enter the cosy cottage and immerse yourself in the sensory experience of a mindful lunch; onion, lentil & rosemary soup, homemade bread, local cheeses, chutneys and preserves, created by Iain, and for dessert his award winning lemon curd compote with natural spring water, cordials, tea, coffee and herbal infusions.
This is the perfect slow adventure where you will feel restored, re-connected and re-energised.
Important notes for visitors:
- Please advise us of any health conditions or mobility issues.
- Wear warm, comfortable walking gear including walking boots. Bring a small rucksack, water, waterproofs, walking poles, (if possible), hat and gloves, and an extra layer, as we will be sitting and standing still during the ‘forest bathing’.
- Please advise us of any special dietary requirements or any other needs and we will do our best to accommodate you during this special experience.
- Please note, no dogs.
Cost: £40 / €45 + booking fee – Booking essential via EventBrite
Dates: Saturday 21st September – Book here
Saturday 12th October – Book here
Saturday 9th November – Book here