West Stormont Woodland Group

West Stormont
Woodland Group

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC051682

Join us today to bring Taymount Wood and Five Mile Wood into community ownership

Feeling Good in the Woods, Walk in the Woods for Peace of Mind

West Stormont was the name used in medieval times to cover the parishes of Auchtergaven, Kinclaven, Logiealmond, Moneydie, Redgorton (Stanley) and the Murthly portion of Little Dunkeld. West Stormont has been chosen as the most suitably inclusive title for the many communities connected to Taymount and Five Mile Woods today. Working with local people to bring Taymount Wood and Five Mile Wood into Community Ownership
West Stormont Woodland Group

We want people of different ages and abilities in our community to discover how access to local woodlands for different activities can be really good for our health and wellbeing.

Sunday 9 June 2019

Gordon, who is a Nature-based Lifestyle Guide, will introduce participants to mindfulness walking in Five Mile Wood as a contribution to self-caring for their own wellbeing in a series of 90 minute sessions throughout the day:

10.00am -11.30am 12 noon – 1:30pm 2.00pm – 3.30pm 4.00pm – 5:30pm

Walking in silence is a key part of the experience. Bring whatever you think might assist you in the session and means of recording whatever the mindfulness process brings up for you.

MEET AT ACTIVE KIDS CAR PARK

Approximate destination for mindfulness walks

Come prepared for any weather. This is a gentle, slow activity but is outdoors with no seats, shelter or other facilities. Wear suitable footwear. Bring your own provisions including refreshments. Sorry, no dogs this time.page1image3848122080

This free event has been funded by the Perth and Kinross Community Investment Fund

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