Down to the River and Up to the Trees

  • by Sue Belfrage
  • Narrated by Sue Belfrage
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a stressful, chaotic world, many of us are turning to nature for a sense of serenity and happiness.
While the idea of the wild outdoors is enticing, though, our busy lives and our location can cause us to become detached from nature. Down to the River and Up to the Trees will show you how to connect with the natural world around you, whether you live in the city or the countryside.
From getting to know the local wildlife to foraging and creating naturally sourced masterpieces, Down to the River is brimming with practical information, intriguing quotes and inspirational ideas. Discover how to carve your own spoon or to be able to tell if the moon is waxing or waning, or try forest bathing (surrounding yourself with trees). Learn how to make yourself at home amongst the animals and plants on your doorstep, in harmony with your surroundings.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.


What the Critics Say

"A generous, open-hearted book for our times, full of the sheer joy of discovery." (Paul Evans, Guardian Country Diarist)
"A lovely book, engaging all of your senses like a walk through the woods. There is so much here to enjoy, whether you live in a town house or country cottage." (Kevin Parr, author of Rivers Run)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


struggled with this one, I feel it didn't have enough depth.
I feel this book would be better suited as a reference book.
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- kay ribbons

Encouragement to connect with nature

A beautifully read wide -ranging series of inspirational ideas to heal the body and soul.
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- dampier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-06-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited