The Japanese have a word for time spent in the forest for de-stressing and mood-boosting. Shinrin-Yoku literally means forest-bathing.
Scientific field experiments across Japan have proven that spending a day in the forest lowers concentrations of cortisol, and lowers pulse rates and blood pressure. We’re so fortunate to have swathes of natural beauty on our doorstep, from the coast to the forest, and the cooler months provide the perfect opportunity to walk in nature and experience the mental and physical benefits.
Here are a few of our favourite spots for winter walks in Yallingup and Dunsborough, mixing it up between coast, forest and bush.