Forest Bathing

A tree does good like medicine, enriching the air with rosin and balsam, and its beauty, type of steadfast strength, makes one feel immortal

John Muir’s Journals(undated), p 49.

Come to the woods for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods’

J. Muir (1875). The Sequoia Belt.

Michele Hipwell has written an article on ‘shinrin-yoku’, the Japanese practise of Forest Bathing. It can be downloaded using the link below.

The NHS Lothians Green Space Strategy referenced, can be found below.