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Pentecost Monday Mindful Hike: Burg Nideggen Loop

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Mindfulness Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Mon 10 Jun 09:30 - 17:00

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Hiking in awareness: Effels Klettergebiet – Burg Nideggen Loop from Nideggen-Brück

Why here and not in the Hiking and Outdoor Activities Group? Well, it could be in this group too of course :), but something will be different from the usual on this hike, and that’s why it's here: it will be a “mindful hike”.

Physical activity. Beautiful scenery. The great outdoors. Hiking with friends while enjoying great conversation and laughter is a favourite activity for many. But when we add a little extra awareness to the experience, our outing can benefit both our body and our mind in a different way. How?

We will hike partly in silence (yes you heard right, no talking at least part of the hike :), and we make a conscious effort to stop every now and again and really pay attention to where we are and what we are doing. Most of us have so few opportunities to experience silence when in the company of others. While it can feel a little uncomfortable at first, there is something quite wonderful about shared silence. Stopping and consciously engaging our senses when out hiking not only calms and grounds us, relaxing both mind and body, it also deepens our connection to the natural world. Excuse the cliché, but mindful hiking is really about walking more consciously, silently, and experiencing nature: listening, smelling, feeling, seeing, touching it. Give it a try.

At the end of the hike we can find a café/restaurant in Nideggen, spend some more time together – and talk :):):)

It is a rather easy hike, only 11 km, also suitable for kids - my son Protected content join, and yes: kids can calm and experience silence too (though we just smile when they can’t wait and just have to whisper what can’t wait :)

Start and End: Protected content
Distance: 11 km
Duration: 3 h
Ascend/Descend: 250m
Bring: Your hiking boots, picnic, water, and whatever else you need on a hike
Meet: 09:40 at Protected content

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If heavy rain I will cancel the hike. Please check this page for last-minute announcements. Be kind and cancel if you cannot make it to allow others to join.