Health, wellbeing and exercise
We all have busy lives today – work, family, commuting can all raise our stress levels and have a significant impact on our mental and physical wellbeing.
Increasingly, people are realising the importance of making the most of our natural green spaces. Recent scientific studies have found that spending time surrounded by nature can reduce stress and anxiety by 30%. Sounds such as birdsong and the breeze rustling leaves in the trees help to reduce levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) and improve concentration and memory, and breathing in naturally occurring phytoncides can boost the immune system.
Rectory Lane Cemetery is ideal for groups looking for a quiet, green space in the town centre for activities such as yoga, tai chi or meditation. Whether you want to focus on the small detail of a beautiful epitaph or the far-reaching views across the valley to the hills beyond, the Cemetery provides its own special reflective, meaningful atmosphere.
We are happy to accommodate gazebos to provide temporary shelter for your activity – if you would like to book an occasional space or a regular slot to use the green areas of Rectory Lane Cemetery, please get in touch with us.
In the current pandemic the Cemetery is a vital and accessible green space in which individuals can enjoy their socially-distanced exercise and gain a sense of perspective.