Bristol Nordic Walking Summmer Mindfulness walk
Wednesday 19th June 10am
Meeting Point: 
Meeting point: Ashton Court Mansion House, Lower Car Park, BS41 9JN

To celebrate the long days of midsummer Mel will be holding a Mindful Nordic Walk in Ashton Court, starting at 10am in the Lower Car Park by the yellow Mansion House.

Modern day mindfulness was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn for helping people overcome stress, anxiety, depression and pain.  It is a powerful tool to help improve physical and emotional wellbeing and to build resilience to the demands of everyday life.

During this special two and a half hour workshop you will be exploring with Mel what mindfulness is, how your mind and body can benefit and how you can use Nordic walking as a way into mindfulness.  It is an active session walking through Ashton Court and will cover:

  • posture and breath
  • the movement of our physical body
  • connecting with our emotions and feelings
  • our senses
  • the natural world around us

It is also an opportunity to explore how mindfulness can enhance our Nordic walking technique.  The workshop will include a period of Nordic walking in silence.

The workshop will be led by Mel Mackintosh who is well experienced in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR).  It will be a mixture of walking and stopping for group discussion, with a cup of tea/coffee at the end if you like.


Duration      2.5 hrs

Dogs            No

Cost             £15 for members / £20 for non-members


Meeting point:  Ashton Court Mansion House, Lower Car Park, BS41 9JN

We automatically issue refunds as credit to your Bristol Nordic Walking account.  If you would like a refund to your bank account or card please let us know.  Refunds to bank account/credit/debit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for European cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-European cards.

You will need to have been previously trained by a Nordic walking instructor to join this walk.

Please note we need a minimum of 8 to run this walk.