Monday 19 September 2016

Celebrating Our Senses - Walk 2 - Stop

The second in a series of Mindfulness and Wellbeing walks took us to Lyvden New Bield an unfinished Elizabethan summer house in the east of Northamptonshire, England, owned by the National Trust.

Before the walk artist Carole Miles 
designed windsocks printed with 
figures to represent each participant.

In the garden participants drew or stamped

on their windsock to personalise it.

We walked to the ruin built by Sir Thomas Tresham

There was very little wind.

We had to stop, ten move in order to catch the wind,

We walked up the first spiral landmark

Carolyn led a mindfulness meditation- Stop
We closed our eyes and caught our breath.


Shared a picnic including jam made from 

the blackberries we foraged during the 
Rushden walk. We made notes 
in our walk notebooks

We walked to the second spiral

Hung up our windsocks

We walked to the orchard, admired 
the apples and damsons.

Shared quiet conversations.
Felt peaceful

Walk distance 2 miles.

Many thanks to Sharon Taylor and The National Trust for helping the group to visit and for making our time at the property so special.

Part of a series of Mindfulness and Wellbeing "Celebrating Our Senses" walks made possible with a Grant awarded from Margaret Giffen Community Fund and Northamptonshire Community Foundation and with support from NStep.