Gougane Barra Forest Bathing, in County Cork, is beneficial for the body and soul. It is a way of regaining balance and escaping the pressures of everyday life. Mindful time spent under a canopy of trees which is good for health and well-being.
Gougane Barra National Forest Park is an enchanting area of wild, spectacular scenery. Listen to the birdsong and wind in the trees, taste the air, see the colours of the forest and the sky. Touch the bark of the trees. Focus on your senses and foster a love for the natural world. Bathe in the peaceful forest surroundings and enjoy the serenity and relaxation.
‘Let the Forest Find You’ is a Forest Bathing walking trail. During the walk, your guide will suggest different activities you can follow. This is a subjective experience as each person lives in a very different way. The guide plays only a supportive role during the walk. The forest door is simply opened for you, but the experience is all yours.
- Be immersed in the sights, sounds and smells within the glorious Gougane Barra National Forest Park.
- Experience a great sense of wellness and mindfulness.
- Enjoy magical views with the valley and mountains around you.
- Take 'Let the Forest Find You' guided walking trail.
Bring a picnic, sit and enjoy this area of spectacular natural beauty.
Choose one of 6 self-guided walking trails to suit all levels of fitness through the Gougane Barra National Forest Park.
Take the 3km looped scenic drive around Gougane Barra and enjoy superb views of the deep valley.
See St Finbarr's Oratory on approach to the Forest Park.