The first idea, courtesy of the Japanese, is called Shinrin-yoku - or the ancient art of Forest Bathing. According to world renowned expert Dr Li, walking in forests may
prevent the onset of chronic illnesses like cancers and heart disease, obesity and diabetes. According to Dr Li, Forest Bathing reduces anxiety, depression, anger, fatigue and feelings of emotional confusion. So, worth a try - you never know who, or what, you might come across (see picture).
I will never look at trees the same again, but will resist the urge to hug one. Happy wanderings.