Member's visit - Norbury Park and FACE

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National Volunteer Week - Meet Vicky

5 Meh 2023

"I have a purpose and a passion"


Case study: Jamie in Swansea and NPT

4 Mai 2023


Case study: Tom in Anglesey

5 Ebrill 2023


“It's opened my eyes to what's out there”

24 Ion 2023

Heli Gittins, one of our project officers in North Wales, has recently had an article published in peer reviewed journal 'Wellbeing, Space and Society' on the long term benefits of a programme that Coed Lleol / Small Woods Wales have delivered for over a decade!


Testimony from a tree lover!

19 Ion 2023

We spoke to Steve, who attended our 3 day AIM L3 Sustainable Woodland Management course in December at the Green Wood Centre, to find out what it's like to learn with us.


How nature has helped a young person to manage anxiety and anger

12 Ion 2023

I was referred to Coed Lleol’s Woodland Wellbeing Project through the Sunflower Lounge Project, which supports young people who are in care or have experienced being in care in Wales. I joined this programme to get me out of the house, help with my anxiety, and to help me to feel more comfortable in group settings.


Adventures in social prescribing!

14 Tach 2022

At the start of November, we visited UWTSD  to run a session for their year 3 Outdoor Adventure Education students. This was a great opportunity to introduce Coed Lleol  and what we do across Wales and we demonstrated the theoretical benefits of being outdoors in practice with a mindfulness and nature ID session.


Walking with Therapy Dogs - the simple pleasure with a wide range of benefits

31 Hyd 2022

This Outdoor Health activity connects people with nature and each other, with the added therapeutic benefit of walking with dogs. It's a pretty powerful combination!


Next generation nature connection in Swansea and NPT

24 Hyd 2022

We have a number of innovative programmes for children and young people this autumn. First up, we are running a 6 week woodland wellbeing programme for children and young people to work towards their John Muir Award. This is a closed group for participants aged 16-25, who are at risk of homelessness and / or experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues.


Boost winter wellbeing for free with online learning

10 Hyd 2022

With autumn well underway and winter not far behind, sign up for one of our online courses to to help boost your wellbeing and reduce isolation.



Spring is sprung! Walking in the woods this morning, the spring flowers are pushing through the undergrowth, the birdsong in the trees is reaching fever pitch and the mammals large and small are on the move; attracting the attention of the kestrels and buzzards overhead. This is such a magical time of year and never fails to inspire and fill the mind with thoughts and plans for the year ahead.

We are getting this year off to a great start with two events this month that should prove to be very interesting. On 16-17 March we are hosting two Forestry Commission sponsored “Woodland into Management” events at the Green Wood Centre. The event will showcase some of the many ways that small woodland managers and owners can use some of the smaller-scale equipment available to them to improve woodland management in a sensitive, sustainable and cost effective way.

We are very much looking forward to the event as it provides us with an opportunity to look at the lessons coming from the SIMWOOD project, where we are again collaborating with the Forestry Commission, along with another 27 woodland management organisations from across Europe. Our principle in both initiatives is that the “wood that is valued is the wood that stays” and we know that Small Woods members value the woods where they work for a wide range of reasons. The addition of new techniques and ideas that promote management will make the 25-30,000 hectares of British woods for which Small Woods members are responsible across the UK more likely to be managed well. To say there is clearly demand from members for these events is an understatement – the first day sold out in 3 hours and the second in an evening. We are looking forward to two vibrant days exchanging experience and ideas.