In June this year, I had the wonderful opportunity of spending a day in the beautiful Lake District with TRAIL MAGAZINE – the UK’s bestselling hillwalking magazine.
Trail particularly wanted to find out how mindfulness could enhance hillwalking for hiking enthusiasts – and delve a little deeper into my personal claim that “Mindfulness of nature is the key to a happier, more peaceful and more sustainable world”…
Jenna (the journalist!), Tom (the photographer!) and I set off for a day’s walk along the shores of Derwent Water and then climbed Catbells – where we enjoyed breathtaking views on a stunning clear summer’s day. Along the way, I led them through a number of mindfulness exercises and we chatted for hours about the power of walking, of wild places, of nature, of landscapes, of the senses, of life … and everything. A truly memorable experience!
If you would like to find out more, the result is a lovely 6 page article in the current (December) issue of the magazine entitled “The Power of Nature: could mindfulness really be the key to happiness and saving the planet?” – now available for purchase!
I hope you enjoy the read!