Mindfulness is an awareness of ourselves and the world around us. While the term is relatively new, the idea of trying to reduce the background ‘noise’ of normal life and allowing space to think is an age-old concept. Walking is often viewed as a good way of creating a state of mindfulness. Oxygen is pumped through the body, the senses are heightened and a calmness and clarity of mind can be achieved. One of Shropshire’s greatest ever naturalists took a daily walk in order to consider new theories and allow ideas to crystallise in his mind. His regular route can still be found in an unassuming patch of woodland in Shrewsbury.