PLEASE NOTE: In light of the government's announcement on Dec 22nd and with everyone's health and wellbeing being our top priority, we've made the difficult decision to cancel this event. We hope to work together again with the amazing team in Donegal to bring you events in the future.
The Drumboe Woods site is on lands formerly part of the Hayes Estate and this area was planted with Silver Fir, European Larch and Lime. In the early 20th century, the Hayes Estate was acquired by the Irish Land Commission and the forested area was subsequently given over to Coillte.
This small wood provides several very pleasant hour long rambles. In Drumboe, you can view displays of the winter sun stream through the bare branches. There are three short trails way marked in the wood; the nature trail, the Multi Access Trail and the Drumboe Loop Trail.
The ‘Walk with Nature’ is an hour long event open to the general public, the walk we follow will suit people of most walking capabilities. There are small yet gentle inclines and well established trails. There will be poem flashcards scattered along the walking trail which highlight our connection with nature and how it can contribute to positive mental health. The guides will also encompass elements of mindfulness into the trail for the group.
Meet at the venue for orientation.
Divide the participants, assign to walking leaders.
Walk mindfully in the woods, observe around you (what you see, smell, taste, feel (touch), hear)
Read and reflect on poems hanging on the trees (read in group or individually).
Suggested: Waterproofs, Suitable Footwear, Bottled Water/Flask