Forest Bathing Walk
Join Holly for a sensory experience around Linacre woods. Shinrin Yoku - the Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' - uses all of your senses to experience the forest around you. Forest bathing has been shown to lower stress hormones and boost the immune system for up to a month!
The walk is suitable for adults and older children and will taken at a very leisurely pace. The main focus is on relaxing and enjoying the experience and really getting to know the environment around you, not walking a great distance.
Some parts of the walk go off the main trails and into the woodland, so it may be muddy and uneven underfoot and there will be some gentle up and down-hill sections. Please dress sensibly for the weather. We will not be walking fast so if the weather is cool, please bring extra layers of clothing. Please bring hand sanitiser with you.
Organised by Nature for Life
Free of charge
- Picnic site
- Parking with charge
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Public toilets - Toilets available at some point on route
- Accessibility of route - Not accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs
- Description of route - Circular walk, 4-5 rest stops, 1-5 stiles
- Length of route (miles) - 3
- Typical duration of route - 2hours
|Season (4 July 2021)|
Map & Directions
From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout (traffic light controlled) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round roundabout and, at mini roundabout, take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road). Go straight on at all mini roundabouts. At traffic lights select right hand lane and go straight on. Follow road for approx 1 mile to Four Lanes End and take left turn signposted Cutthorpe (B6050). Follow road through village, passing Three Merry Lads pub and the Peacock. Take next left after passing Cutthorpe School on right and follow road to car park.
From East Take A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 3rd exit (A617), then follow route from North/South.
From West Take A619 to Chesterfield. Pass Brookfield Community School on left and, at traffic lights, turn left onto Storrs Road. Follow road to end and, at mini roundabout, take 1st exit. Take next right (Slack Lane). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (B6150). At roundabout take 2nd exit (B6150). At traffic lights select left lane and turn left. Follow road for approx 1 mile to Four Lanes End, then follow route from North/South