Liz Dawes

Forest Therapy Guide


Throughout her life, Liz has travelled extensively spending many transformational years living in India, trekking the Himalaya, attending silent retreats and personal development courses, taking her on a fascinating journey of self knowledge and understanding.

Originally from Lancashire, UK, Liz emigrated to California in 1987. She subsequently lived in the Netherlands before returning to Lancashire to study Law and French. This took her to London where she practised law for 11 years - but a career for life as a real estate lawyer was not for her!

In 2012, Liz trained to teach mindfulness. She taught mindfulness in India and the UK and had a busy private practice working with individuals and corporate groups. However, Liz was drawn to find a practice that combined her extensive learning with her love of nature and is now living her true purpose as a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide (trained and certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy). She is also a member of the ANFT European Council.

As a guide (not a therapist), Liz helps participants to slow down, to bring attention to their body and their senses, and to the place they are in.

Liz offers guided forest bathing walks one-to-one and to public, private and corporate groups on the Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire, UK and she has also guided walks at Gisburn Forest and Browsholme Hall, both in the Forest of Bowland (AONB), and Hagg Wood, Burnley.