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Sunday 28th April

Nature Doodling

Unlock the joy of nature doodling – no drawing expertise required! Learn the art of observation and discover the therapeutic benefits of doodling nature for your health and wellbeing.

Green Sketching or ‘doodling’ is a movement to develop a deeper connection with nature through the creative experience of sketching. It’s not however, about being great at drawing! Anyone can do it. The aim of Green Sketching is to learn how to see, not how to draw.

The focus of this Green Sketching workshop is on observation, not artwork; enjoying nature, not learning about it; sketching in your own way for your own wellbeing.

The benefits of Green Sketching include – helping you to see and notice more, improving memory, slowing down, focusing and being mindful, improving mood and lifting the spirits. And all of these things help to reduce stress and anxiety and draw on the healing power of nature.

Times: 10am – 12.30pm

Walk length: Approx 2km

Easy terrain

Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Spaces limited – please book below

The walk is free to attend – but please make a donation, if you can, to help support the organisations running these events.

  • Walking on fairly easy terrain
  • What to wear: Please dress according to the weather, warm clothes and waterproofs if cool and/or wet, don’t forget sunhats, sunscreen if hot! Please wear sturdy shoes or wellies.
  • What to bring: Rucksack with snacks and a drink.
  • Parking: Public car park, Shap
  • Toilets or facilities:Public toilet facilities are available in Shap.

Please car share from Shap as only limited parking available at the venue.

There is plenty of room in the village for parking. We aim to car share to Swindale dependent on the weather.

(We will have some indoor space at The Old Courthouse if the weather is really poor!)