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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.

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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.

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Making the most of summer at Margam Country Park

13 Medi 2022

Our 6 week family programme at Margam Country Park, Port Talbot this summer was a closed group for families with young children on the Autism spectrum and their siblings.

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Marking a successful summer in Wrexham

7 Medi 2022

Several families who had attended the summer sessions run in partnership with Yellow and Blue, came along to enjoy our celebration event at Erddig.

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Our new outdoor health project promises water based wellbeing opportunities

1 Medi 2022

Coed Lleol have begun working with Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum to provide free outdoor sessions to support the health & wellbeing needs of residents.

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Moving ahead with the Meadow Street Woodland Hub

30 Awst 2022

A wonderful time was had by everyone who came along to the Open Fun Day on 18th August at Meadow Street Community Garden, which we hosted in partnership with Pontypridd Town Council. We had a great turn out of families, local Councillors and members of the community, who already use the site or were interested to find out more the site  how they can get involved.

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Sailing through the summer holidays with woodland wellbeing

22 Awst 2022

This summer, Coed Lleol Swansea have been working with Pobl, The Environment Centre and Blaen Y Maes Drop-in Centre to provide family woodland activities for those in the Penderi area of Swansea.

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National Photography Day Challenge - Entries Gallery

19 Awst 2022

Take a look at all of the entries for the challenge in August.

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Breathing new life into a community site with Bulldogs BCA

9 Awst 2022

This group is a mix of local people who have self-referred, referrals from our Social Prescribing and Local Coordination teams, veterans who have reached us via Bulldogs BCA and Beaver and Scout leaders who are attending for their own wellbeing and to gain knowledge to take back to their groups.

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Wildlife, weaving and working together - an immersive day for social prescribers

3 Awst 2022

Interlink Staff were able to experience what we offer in our woodland wellbeing sessions and to see the real benefits of delivering activities in open green spaces.

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Update
spring

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.