Next Meetup

Semi-silent Walk in Westridge Wood, Wotton-under-Edge
As it's often too cold this time of year for my usual outdoor mindfulness events which involve a lot of standing still and walking slowly, I thought I would do something different. This will be a normal paced walk of about 6-7 miles with the first half of it in silence. We will meet at 11am at the Chipping Car Park in Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7AF: Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring food and drink. From the Chipping car park we will walk up into Westridge Wood. We will be walking at a normal brisk walking pace, but in silence. I won't be giving any particular mindfulness guidance like I usually do with my mindfulness events. Instead, it will just be an opportunity to be with others without the pressure to make conversation. During that time, you may want to think, to be aware of sounds, to look around, to be aware that you are with other people in silence, or a mixture of any of these. If it's not too cold and we have time, I may choose to stop for a few minutes in the middle of the woods for a brief moment of stillness, but we'll see how it feels on the day. After a short walk we will arrive at Tyndale Monument, which you are welcome to go up inside. We will stop for a picnic lunch in silence. Again, what you do with that silent period is up to you. You may wish to eat mindfully, listen to the sound of the wind, or just let yourself get lost in your thoughts. It doesn't matter. After lunch, the silent part of the walk will be over and we will walk back through the woods a different route, eventually coming down into Coombe where we will walk back to Wotton via a lovely stream. During this part of the walk we can be social and chat. But of course, if anyone still wants to be silent that's fine too. PLEASE NOTE: This group does cost me money (and time) to run, so any voluntary donations will be gratefully received. However, if you are short of money you are absolutely welcome to attend for free. Marcus[masked]

Chipping Car park,

Wotton under Edge Gloucestershire GL12 7AD · Wotton under Edge