Yorkshire’s first barefoot walking club aimed at curing stresses of Leeds city life

woman in pink jacket, walking barefoot down muddy road

Wild Goose founder Hayley Gillard walking barefoot around Otley Chevin. Picture by Tony Johnson.

Getting closer to nature is said to be a cure to the stresses and strains of modern life.

Hayley Gillard, an ecotherapist who runs the Wild Goose social enterprise, is quite literally stepping up her bid to help crammed city dwellers destress through the first barefoot walking club to be founded in Leeds and possibly Yorkshire.

The 29-year-old is guiding groups free of footwear around Otley Chevin in a series of unusual sessions aimed at getting people to embrace the outdoors and forget their troubles. Hayley, from Otley, struggled with severe…

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