WHAT IS FIREWALKING?
Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot wooden coals. A combination
of pine, ash and oak is burnt and then broken down into a smooth red hot path of
cinders. The lane itself is between 2-
HOW IS FIREWALKING POSSIBLE?
There are numerous theories as to how it is possible to walk barefoot over a bed of hot coals without injury. At one end of the spectrum we have a scientific explanation based upon the principles of heat conductivity and thermal insulation. Many of these reports focus on the poor conductivity of wooden coals in terms of heat transfer to the skin and short contact times between the sole of the foot and the hot material.
On the other hand the fact that there is no definitive ‘physical’ explanation for
why firewalking is possible leaves room for a more ‘non-
HOW DO I LEARN TO FIREWALK?
Each participant will take part in a mandatory training session before being given the opportunity to walk across the hot coals. The seminar uses a combination of humour, metaphor, experience and experiment.
All training is undertaken by experienced instructors from T4C our contractors for the event.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Everyone’s experience is unique. Some people say it felt cold, others say it simply felt warm, others say they don’t remember any physical sensation at all! If you have ever been abroad on a hot beach you will have experienced more discomfort than walking on hot coals!!