music. nature. mental health

encouraging creative connection to the world around us

What we do

SongPath is a mental health initiative that encourages creative connection to the world around us through walking, talking and music-making in nature.

Next Events

Find out about our upcoming SongPath events.

Past Events

From our first SongPath in Cumbria to Oxfordshire and Yorkshire.

About SongPath

Read more about what we do and why we do it

“SongPath is an experience of integrating the science of psychotherapy with community, song, music and a magical journey through landscape. It is also tremendous fun and a truly magical day out.”

Rufus Harrington

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Cumbria

Next SongPaths

SongPath Leeds 2024

there is no time like Spring when life's alive in everything

Saturday 13 April 2024


Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds


Immerse yourself in an outdoor experience that transcends conventional concerts, exploring mental well-being through the transformative power of music and nature.

Led by singers and SongPath co-founders Jess Dandy and Joanna Harries, with saxophonist Jesse Bannister and the Balbir Singh Dance Company, SongPath returns to the Leeds Lieder festival for a third year with an uplifting blend of walking, talking and music-making nestled amid the historic ruins of 900-year-old Kirkstall Abbey.

Presented in association with Leeds Lieder & Kirkstall Abbey (Leeds Museums & Galleries)

SongPath Beverley 2024

now in this meadow fair and green

Saturday 25 May 2024


Beverley, Yorkshire


SongPath heads to Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival for the first time this year for a musical walking trail in this beautiful Yorkshire town. Meeting at Hengate Memorial Gardens, we’ll also take in the beautiful Westwood pastures. Joining singers and SongPath co-founders Jess Dandy and Joanna Harries will be Olwen Foulkes on recorder.

SongPath Oxford 2024

to be close to the trees as they whisper together

Sunday 13 October 2024


SongPath returns to Oxford for a fourth year. Stay tuned as we announce our guest musicians and speakers – or join our mailing list to hear the news.

Presented in association with Oxford International Song Festival


If you’d like to find out more about SongPath or ask us about an upcoming event, we’d love to hear from you!