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Forest Bathing

The perfect introduction to this popular Japanese therapy. Enjoy a morning of forest bathing, using the forest as a source of natural well being followed by a delicious lunch..

We invite you to join us for a two hour forest bathing experience with Swedish teacher Helena Skoog followed by a delicious two course lunch in our main restaurant. Helena was born and raised in the forests of Sweden and has spent the past four years living off-grid in ancient forestry in Sussex.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the term 'forest bathing' simply means the practice of slowing down and totally immersing yourself in the forest atmosphere. Inspired by the Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku which draws on the therapeutic powers of nature to reduce stress and impart you with a profound sense of peace.

Helena will skilfully guide you through a series of sensory invitations enabling you to connect, in the present moment, with yourself and your natural surroundings.

Setting off from The Spread Eagle, please arrive by 10.45am for an 11am start, followed by lunch on return to the hotel at approximately 1.15pm

2019 DATES - enjoy the forest through the seasons:

Monday 15th July - full

Monday 12th August - full

Monday 23rd September - full

Monday 14th October - limited availability

Monday 11th November - limited availability

2020 Dates to follow soon

What's included?

  • Two hour guided Forest Bathing session
  • A delicious two course lunch at The Spread Eagle with Helena
  • A forest insprired softail to enjoy with lunch

Terms and restrictions

  • Ideal for all ages and stages, no previous experience necessary
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for walking in the forest and for all climates


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Terms and conditions

Price is per person and we recommend booking early as space is limited to 8 guests per session

HSH Spa & Dining Club membership does not discount apply and full pre-payment is required at the time of booking, non-refundable.

Please arrive by 10.45am for an 11am start, followed by lunch at 1.15pm